Michael Dorato holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he studied with Carl Mazzio. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Michael moved to Pittsburgh, where he earned a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Duquesne University, where he studied with James Nova, second trombonist of the GRAMMY Award-winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Michael has performed with such groups as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Opera, Canton Symphony, River City Brass Band, Westmoreland Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, and many more. He has played with musicians such as Michael Davis, Weird Al Yankovic, Yo-Yo Ma, and The Who.
On top of having an active performing and teaching career, Michael is also an active composer and arranger for various brass groups across the country. Michael is currently a Low Brass Instructor at Georgetown ISD, Round Rock ISD, and Leander ISD as well as being an active freelancer in the greater Austin area.