Under the tutelage of a professor, a group of students from Salem State University banded together to produce a web-text about the process of composing works of art and nonfiction using audio samples and recordings. This project was eventually published in a scholarly online journal that covers topics of rhetoric and pedagogy. The title of the project was, "Navigating the Soundscape: Composing with Audio," and Michael was a co-writer and contributor. In addition to splicing a subject's oral history with samples of music to creative a unified audio-memoir piece, Michael wrote an extensive scholarly paper on his role in the project, whcih was also published in the journal, and helped his team members make edits to the web-text as a whole. In its entirety, the project took almost five months to complete. This project was unpaid.