2017 Round Top Music Festival
Kansas City, Missouri
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Michael O’Brien, from Waynesville, Missouri, earned a Bachelor of Music degree in 2015 from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he is currently pursuing a Performer’s Certificate. A National Finalist in the 2014-15 MTNA Young Artist Competition, he was State Round Winner (Missouri) of that competition in 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15; was awarded Honorable Mention in the West Central Divisional Round in 2013; was Divisional Runner-Up in 2014; and was Divisional Winner in 2015. He was a winner of the 2013 Mu Phi Epsilon Scholarship Competition and the 2014 Kansas City Musical Club Competition. Last summer, Michael attended the Marrowstone Music Festival where he studied under Jill Felber. He is a student of Mary Posses; previous teachers include Christine Midha and Chi Trumbo.