Michael Petruconis received his musical training from the University of Nebraska (1992) and the University of Minnesota (1994). Before moving to Minneapolis, Mike served for three seasons as fourth horn in the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. He is now an active freelance artist in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Formerly third horn with the Minnesota Opera, he now performs frequently with the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mike has served as faculty member at many area colleges, including Bethel, Augsburg, UW River Falls, and St. Olaf. Mike and his wife Laurie have four children and live in Minneapolis.