Mr. McIntosh is a graduate of Butler University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Composition.
In addition to designing, coordinating, consulting and composing for many marching bands all over the United States, Michael is the Percussion Coordinator for the Music For All Summer Symposium as well as the Percussion Caption Manager, Music Coordinator and one of two Percussion Designers for The Cavaliers drum and bugle corps. From 1997-2011, Mr. McIntosh was a percussion specialist at Carmel high school in Carmel, Indiana and an integral part of programs named the 2001 and 2017 AAA National Champion as well as the 2005, 2012, 2016 and 2017 BOA Grand National Champions. Michael has been a part of five Highest Achievement in Music BOA Finals awards with two different groups.
Mr. McIntosh is an active clinician and adjudicator, giving clinics throughout the US, Europe and Asia, having performed clinics in Japan and Beijing, China. Michael is a current adjudicator for WGI and Bands of America.
Compositionally, besides his work on contemporary music requests, Michael has had works commissioned for the Midwest Band Directors Convention as well as the West Point HellCats. Currently, he has works published by SmartMusic, Row-Loff Publications, Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Tap Space Publications, Key Poulan Music, Drop 6 Media, The Hal Leonard Corporation, Innovative Percussion, Marching Show Concepts and JKSMusic. In 2018, he was commissioned to write an original orchestral work for the Cleveland Youth Orchestra.
Michael is a Yamaha artist/clinician as well as a signature drumstick artist with Promark. Mr. McIntosh also endorses EVANS drumheads, Zildjian cymbals and Daddario Accessories.
Michael resides in Minnesota with his wife Joy and their two beautiful daughters, Scotlyn and Graysen.