Michael began his marching career with the Spirit of Atlanta and also performed with the Madison Scouts, and Alliance of Miami. He went on to teach and write for Alliance, as well as many other drum corps and winter guard ensembles. Shapiro's DCI and WGI teaching experience is extensive, and includes Carolina Crown, The Cavaliers, Crossmen, Carroll High School, The Company, Crown Guard, Mayflower (UK), and many other talented organizations.
Michael received his undergraduate education from the University of Miami, and currently resides in West Hollywood, CA and teaches many ensembles in the Southern California area. He also directs the Diamond Bar HS Colorguard and is the founder and director of the Corona winter guards. He is excited to be returning for his 6th year with the Blue Stars in 2013.