Michael Galbraith plays Third French Horn for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. A native of Interlochen, Michigan, he holds Bachelors’ degrees in History and French Horn Performance from Southern Methodist University, a Masters in French Horn Performance from Indiana University in Bloomington and a Masters in Historic Preservation from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning. He has performed with orchestras in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Texas. He serves as a Board member of the Philharmonic, representing the musicians.
In addition to his work at the Philharmonic, he is also the Director of the Road to One Million at the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. In that role he oversees the $1.4 billion Road to One Million plan and serves as administrator for the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA). His responsibilities include serving as the primary point of contact for the RDA, management of the $42 million Northeast Indiana Regional Cities Initiative grant, regional collaboration with stakeholders and contractor management. He is also responsible for talent attraction efforts in the 11-county Northeast Indiana region, working to increase the rate of population growth through stakeholder collaboration, marketing strategy, and outreach.
Since 2006, he had worked with ARCH, Inc., Fort Wayne’s nonprofit historic architecture preservation group. From 2011 to 2016, he served as the executive director. Through his work with ARCH, he authored and published comprehensive studies that cover the historic architecture of Steuben County, LaGrange County, Wells County and Adams County for the State of Indiana.
Michael is married to Janet Mackay-Galbraith, who is on faculty at Canterbury School and is also an administrator at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a Department of Energy high-energy particle physics research institution in Batavia, Illinois. His two daughters, Cate and Amelia attend Canterbury High School.