October 28, 2017

Well, you are probably looking at the blog post and thinking, "Hmm, what happened and why are they starting up again?". Kudos to you for noticing and thank you for reading OCM's News. 

I guess you can say that I have been away for awhile, there obviously is a reason for...

May 5, 2017


It has been a busy couple of months and many changes have happened! First let me update you on a few things. 

Vlog #3 - Yes, there will be a vlog #3! I am editing it now :) It includes the trip with the Michael Shirtz Quartet to Florida for the debut of "In Find...

March 7, 2017

Hello All,

2017 has been a whirl wind of emotions so far! There has been some exciting things and events happening. As you saw, I traveled to New Orleans for the Jazz Education Network Conference. That was a blast catching up with people/ friends I worked with last year...

February 2, 2017

Jazz vocalist and pianist, Michael Shirtz is offering lessons for voice, Jazz and Contemporary studies, and writing music. This is a great opportunity for anyone at any age to take lessons with a professional musician and great educator. 

Michael has been performing sin...

January 11, 2017

   The new has already been pretty adventurous! Arica traveled to New Orleans for the Jazz Education Network Conference and came back with great experiences and new friends. "It's amazing how working through stressful times and long days with semi strangers can cause y...

December 8, 2016

We are excited for OCM to be represented at the Jazz Education Network Conference. This conference offers opportunities for those who perform, teach, or work in the jazz world to network and talk through ideas or struggle of this industry. Arica was a part of the confe...

November 15, 2016



OCM is getting amped for the new year and we are excited to be launching a podcast about the OCM life! We will be chatting with several special guest, local musicians, artist trying to get back into the performance industry, m...

November 8, 2016

Many followers are always asking Michael when he will release an album. Well, 2017 we are pushing to get into the studio with the guys and make 2 cd's, one full length albums and a EP. OCM and the Michael Shirtz Quartet are pushing to get the funding needed for the stu...

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Sandusky, Oh 44870