Michael Knox – New Jersey All-State Orchestra

Michael Knox is a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North. He has been studying the double bass since the fourth grade and is a member of the High School North Philharmonic Orchestra, Advanced Jazz Band and Nonet Chamber Orchestra. Michael has participated in the New Jersey All-State Orchestra and Central Jersey Region II Orchestra throughout his high school years.

Michael’s interest in the arts extends to theatre where he has had lead roles in his high school musical productions including, Les Miserables (Javert) and West Side Story (Riff). Michael is also President of the High School North Improv Club and serves as a school Peer Leader.

Michael has been sharing his love for music for the past year as a program intern with Trenton Music Makers, a program of New Jersey El Sistema, teaching musicianship and bass to students in grades 3-5 at Grant Elementary School. El Sistema, which originated in Venezuela in 1975, is a global movement for social change through music.


Michael will be pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance and Music Education.