Michael Wall is a native of Houston Texas. After graduating from with his Masters degree from Juilliard School of Music, he won a position on Horn with the Calgary Philharmonic, soon after moving to Vancouver, where he played for over 25 seasons. Mike became the personnel manager of the VSO and then General Manager and then moved to San Francisco to take over Personnel Manager position there. He then moved to Calgary where he became Artistic Administrator for a number of seasons. Mike is retired but still very active in the Portland Oregon area. His arrangements are always beautifully put together with a keen understanding of the characteristics of the colors of the instruments.