Charles M. Savage (b. 1958) born in Coshocton, Ohio and a longtime resident of Muskingum County, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Valley University, Harding University with a B.A. in Music Education, and Ohio University Athens with masters degrees in Music Theory and Composition, and in Music Education. He studied theory and orchestration with William Holloway, and composition with Mark Phillips, voice with Erle. T. Moore and Ira Zook, and conducting with Kenneth Davis, Jr. and Peter Jarjisian.
Savage taught at Ohio University Zanesville since 1998, and its Choral Union director since 2000. He serves as a song leader for churches of Christ for over 45 years. He is the recipient of the Ohio Valley University 2004 Medal of Merit Award, and the 2009 Textbook Faculty Innovator’s Award from the Ohio Governor’s Office.
Alliance Publication, Inc. has published Savage’s music. His music has received performances by The Krenzel-Doggett Duo, Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds, The Ohio University Southern Community Band, Ohio University New Music Ensemble, Ohio Valley University A Cappella Chorus, and the Zanesville Memorial Concert Band. Savage is a member of Society of Composers, Inc. and ASCAP.