Co-wrote songs with Bryan Adams.
Educated at Juilliard School, New York. Studied oboe.
Founded the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation http://www.mhopus.org which supports music education and its benefits through the donation and repair of musical instruments to under-served schools, community music programs and individual students throughout the United States.
Graduated from High School of Music & Art (New York City) in 1965.
Credited on the X-Men (2000) soundtrack as Michael K-Men.