SAVAGE, CHARLES (b. 1958)

Charles Savage, born in 1958 at South Zanesville, Ohio, is an Assistant Professor of Music at Ohio University-Zanesville where he teaches theory, voice, and conducts the OUZ Choral Union. He has composed in various genres from solo pieces to orchestral works. He has a B.A. in Music Education from Harding University, in Searcy, Arkansas. His M.M. degrees in Music Education and Music Theory/Composition were received from Ohio University-Athens.
 
Charles Savage studied trumpet in elementary school and has been a singer since his early days in junior high school when he was influenced to major in music. He studied theory with Bruce Mayhall, William Holloway, and composition/electronic music with Mark Philips. His voice teachers have been Erle T. Moore, Ira Zook, and Cassandra McDonald. He studied conducting with Kenneth Davis, Jr. and Peter Jarjisian. Among those who have influenced Charles in his own music composition are Bartók, Stravinsky, Mark Philips, the Beatles, Frank Zappa and his father who played the trumpet and also sang in high school.
 
Since the age of thirteen, Charles Savage has been active as a singing director in the Church of Christ. He has taught at Ohio University-Zanesville since 1998, and has conducted the Choral Union since 2000. He has also been involved in the Zanesville Community Theatre and other local community activities and organizations. He is a professional member of ASCAP and SCI.
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