Jeremie Michael

Adjunct Faculty - Theory and Piano Accompaniment

To inspire through the teaching of music and to instill the values of the arts in performers, listeners, and creative individuals is not only my philosophy but also a lifelong pursuit. We can make the most progress as students and teachers by allowing ourselves enough time to hone the skill our craft demands and enough patience to make and learn from our so-called mistakes. “To play a wrong note is significant. To play without passion is inexcusable.” (Beethoven)

- Jeremie Michael

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Jeremie Michael

Phone 863.680.4229



Jeremie Michael was one of New York’s youngest musical directors with the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. He is currently collaborative pianist for the music department at Florida Southern College. A student of classical piano for many years, he began his career with frequent solo concerto appearances with San Francisco Symphony and other orchestras across the US. Soon after studying at Juilliard, he played in Broadway pit orchestras for several shows, including Beauty and the Beast and Chicago. He was an instructor, pianist, and music director/conductor at both Eastern Kentucky University and Florida State University and earned Master’s degrees from both institutions. Recently, Jeremie Michael has performed at Epcot and Fort Wilderness at Disney World, and he maintains a private studio offering online and in-person lessons. He lives in Lakeland, FL with his wife and daughter. For further information, please visit 


Baseball, Reading, Filmmaking, Creative writing, Cooking, and Jazz


  • MM, Florida State University, Music Theory and Composition
  • MM, Eastern Kentucky University, Dual Emphasis in Piano Performance and Music Theory
  • BM, Eastern Kentucky University, Piano Performance
  • The Juilliard School
  • San Francisco Conservatory (Pre-College)

Publications and Exhibitions

  • 2016
    • Billy Joel Symposium, “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” – A Public Musicology Conference, Colorado College: Behind the Nylon Curtain: Revealing Billy Joel’s Inner Beatle
    • Beatles Symposium, Delta State University: The Drama (and Comedy) of Abbey Road: a Musical Profile of Characters (accepted for presentation)
    • AMS Rocky Mountain Chapter, University of New Mexico: Transcendentalism, Palindromes, and Other Things: Analyzing Text and Pitch in Ives’ “Soliloquy” (accepted for presentation)
  • 2014
    • Thesis: An Examination of Toccata Line Movements in Prokofiev’s Piano Music, Eastern Kentucky University