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.


2 thoughts on “Resume

  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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