Michael Ogdon has been in tune with music as long as he can remember. Choirs and piano lessons during the elementary years gave way to trumpet, brass ensembles, marching band, pit orchestra, choirs and ensembles in high school.
Michael pursued his musical ambitions at Biola University graduating with a instrumental Music Education degree in 1981 and completed his Master of Arts degree in choral conducting at San Jose State University in 1985. While at SJSU, he worked with Dr. Loren Jakey as orchestral graduate assistant and Dr. Charlene Archibeque as choral graduate assistant simultaneously.
30 years of church music ministry, public and private choral and instrumental school teaching from grades 4 to 12, adjunct professor posts and a brief stint as a music department chairman round out Mr. Ogdon's professional experiences.
Beyond the music that ties all of these performance oriented positions together, it is Michael's love for people that drives him as an insurance agent with New York Life today. Of his work with NYLife, he says that he helps young people start right and older people finish well.
"I desire to work with people, leading and inspiring them. I am fulfilled when people discover through their expression of personal skill, talents and passions that they can grow personally. I am at my best when I am coordinating, teaching, training, inspiring, and encouraging others to rise above what they think they are capable of achieving."