Shanti Michael has her Bachelors of Music from the Australian Catholic University and graduated with a Masters of Sacred Music from The University of Notre Dame (USA) in 2013. She began her work in St. Francis Church in Melbourne, Australia where she refounded the parish Youth Choir in 2007; the choir is still operational today. The group In 2014 she was hired as a resource personnel for the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission in Kuala Lumpur, and was a consultant for several Catholic music ministries. She wrote a monthly column the Herald Malaysia about Sacred Music and Art. She was also the founder of the Malaysian schola LAUDIS!, which specializes in sacred choral music. She is also conducting independent academic research on the liturgical music practices of the Multicultural Roman Catholic Community.