Michaud Savage

Guitarist, Composer, Educator           | (206) 380-4493

Composition: composer, arranger, copyist. New music enthusiast, specializing in works for mixed ensembles, improvised music, and the intersection of music and social change.

Guitar: performer, composer, accompanist. Specializing in traditions involving nylon string guitar, period practices, and progressive musical ethics.


  • Cornish College of the Arts– September 2013- June 2014. Studied composition with Emily Doolittle and Jim Knapp, classical guitar with Michael Nicolella, general music curriculum.

  • The Evergreen State College– September 2007-2011. Bachelors of the Arts in Music, emphasis in composition and guitar performance. During this time I also served as a Music Department Assistant.

Regular Engagements- Guitar

  • Bissou Bissou- cabaret jazz trio.

  • Tuesday Tease– a monthly progressive dance show.

  • The Ancient Present– chamber ensemble performing original compositions.

  • Correo Aero- a vocal Latin/World Music ensemble
  • Solo guitar.

What Instruments And Skills I teach

  • Guitars, electric bass, mandolin, banjo, ukelele beginning piano, vocal coaching, harmony, rhythm, ear training.

Notable Performances

  • December 18, 2014- Premiered “No Matter,” a work for chamber orchestra and singer, with the Seattle Rock Orchestra.

  • June 28th, 2014- Opened with La Gua Genial guitar quintet for Pepe Mota, Paulina Fain, Pablo Aslan, Ramiro Gallo, Julian Hasse, and Adam Tully. Eliot Chapel, Portland, OR.

  • February 28th, 2014- Debut of “The Ancient Present,” a chamber ensemble performing original pieces and arrangements. Accompanied Dawn Clement in my arrangement of selections from “Tempest/Cobalt” for strings, bass clarinet and electric guitar.

  • August 2013- Tour with Ruth de Vincenzo (BsAs.) in Las Guitaras Negras, performing Golden-Era tangos.

  • June 2011- “Cage the Elephant” at the SfCaNM- a piece for 8 microphones, speakers, Max/MSP and audience.

  • I have been performing since 2004 in styles including classical, jazz, rock, tango, improvised, and experimental music throughout the United States, Canada, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia. A full list can be found at

Arts Administration

  • The Seattle Composers Alliance”- Board member since January 2013. Managed event production teams, sat on the website committee, social media committee.

  • The Ancient Present”- September 2013- Present. This is the chamber ensemble I organize and manage, performing original works. Includes rehearsal and performance scheduling, in additional to technical musical demands.

References available upon request.


  1. hey mike met you sat. at TLA in philly. Was am trying to talk you by phone. It is Lawrence Bracey manager here is my phone# 267-4448586 please give me a call when you get a min..


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