Michael Munson, a native of the state of Maine, first associated with Palomar College in 1994, when he started accompanying ballet classes on the piano. He currently teaches beginning and applied piano and organ at Palomar. Munson is the organist at the First United Methodist Church of Escondido, where he gives a concert every November as a part of the church’s concert series. Munson has concertized in the eastern United States and Europe, and he just gave a series of organ recitals in Denmark in Summer 2017. He has his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.