Dr. Michael D. Munson earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music in 1992. Since 1994, he has been working at Palomar College when he started accompanying ballet classes, which he still does. Currently, he teaches applied piano, plays for ballet, and accompanies the Palomar Chorale. He has taught beginning piano, music theory, and organ. He also accompanies and coaches students in the music program at MiraCosta College.

Dr. Munson is also the organist of the First United Methodist Church of Escondido, a Life Member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and a former Dean of the Palomar Chapter of the AGO. He has concertized in Southern California, the eastern United States, and Europe. He has also given three concerts at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion as part of the weekly Sunday Concert Series there.