Michael Munson received his Bachelor of Music in Piano and Bassoon Performance from the University of Maine, followed by his Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York in 1992. He teaches piano and theory, accompanies instrumentalists in the applied music area, and plays for ballet classes on staff at Palomar College. He also coaches applied music students and accompanies master classes and recitals at Mira Costa College in Oceanside. Dr. Munson is also the organist of the First United Methodist Church of Escondido. He is active in the Palomar Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, where he is currently Dean.