Michael was born in Birmingham, Alabama and received his first musical education playing trumpet in his high school band, singing in the school choir and performing in the high school theater group. He went on to study music at Birmingham-Southern College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and Administrative Masters. In addition, He attended the University of Montevallo, Montevallo, where he received his Master of Music degree. He has also studied sacred music at Perkins School of Theology. He holds Level III Certification in Orff Schulwerk from Samford University and is a nationally certified music teacher in the United States.
Michael taught music for 28 years as a choral, instrumental and general music teacher. He is the Chancel Choir Director for Morningstar United Methodist Church and has been directing church choral groups for over 36 years. He works closely with his wife Kathryn Myrick who is the Drama director for Shelby County High School.
His eclectic style of arranging and composing has been embraced worldwide by many choral and instrumental groups. His 100 compositions are primarily for choral groups. If you are interested in commissioning a work for your group or organization, please follow this link(s) below:
www.michaelmyrick.co or www.choralmusicpress.com