Michael Bennett is currently pursuing a PhD in Music History at the University of Washington. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies he taught music theory, music history, and conducted the choirs at Concord Academy, an independent boarding high school outside of Boston, Massachusetts. An avid choral performer, conductor, music director for musical theatre, composer, and educator, Michael enjoys a wide variety of repertoire and styles. His research interests include musical theatre, choral music, early music, gender & sexuality studies, religious studies, and linguistics. He performs with the UW Chamber Singers and works as a vocal mentor for the choirs at St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle.