It took, however, a long time for her to realize that her passion and calling were in writing and sharing songs. She went on to obtain a bachelor's degree in Classical Composition and a master's degree in Jazz Composition from the University of North Texas, having her music recognized by organizations such as the Downbeat Magazine Student Music awards, among others.
Using a musical language that is inspired by her diverse background, Michelle blends her Brazilian roots with jazz, folk, classical, pop, and CCM, creating an eclectic yet extremely cohesive soundscape that appeals to the intellect while enveloping the heart. Michelle unites the power of elegant and approachable music to gentle, yet profound lyrics. Michelle's upcoming EP, The Present, reveal the many facets of its theme with thought-provoking topics, questioning how a society that sings "all we need is love" responds to the issues of the past, the challenges of the present-future, and the presence of God in a fast-paced and ever more secular world.
Michelle released her first two singles, Shine on Me and Lembrete, in June of 2018 and her first EP, The Present, is scheduled to be released in July of 2018.