Michael W. Pettis
Michael W. Pettis is a passionate musician, composer, arranger, conductor, and educator whose life’s work is to inspire creativity, growth, and understanding through music. Michael earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Theory and Composition from West Chester University and his Master’s in Music Performance on Tuba, at Rutgers University studying with Alan Baer, Principal Tuba of the New York Philharmonic. Michael has had the honor to conduct ensembles such as Rutgers’ Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, and Symphonic Winds, and The Highland Park Municipal Band as their Artistic Director. He is currently at Temple University for a Master’s in Music Education plus Certification and served as the Graduate Assistant for athletic bands and wind bands. Michael is currently attending Temple University for a Master’s in Music Education. He has had the honor to conduct ensembles such as Temple University Symphonic Band, Collegiate Band, Diamond Marching Band, and Pep Bands. He also serves as the Vice-President and Assistant Conductor/General Manger of the Philadelphia Wind Symphony.