The purpose of the site is to explore various trains of thought on a host of (mostly) musical issues. Consider the material to be constantly evolving and not a final draft. All attitudes and opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of Michael Teager and do not reflect those of any associated business or institution.
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Photography by Andrew Behrens
BIO (full bio here):
Michael Teager is an experienced performing musician, both as a leader and a sideman. His eclectic taste and interests afford him the flexibility to be comfortable in many different musical environments.
Mike’s playing has taken him across the nation and around the globe. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and Michigan State University, where he was also a teaching assistant in the musicology area. His major teachers have included John Nichol, Joseph Lulloff, Rob Smith, and Mike Hamann. Mike has served on the faculties of Michigan State University and Spring Arbor University as well as having maintained a private instrumental studio. At MSU he was Instructor of Music for the Office of Study Abroad, teaching music appreciation each summer in Bregenz, Austria. At SAU he taught music history, music appreciation, and saxophone.
His ambient music collaboration with guitarist/composer Matt Borghi has received praise and regular airplay at home and abroad. Their critically acclaimed albums have been featured on Hearts of Space, Echoes, Star’s End, and other leading programs. Recordings can be found on various labels, and he regularly performs throughout Western New York and the Midwest. He writes for and manages MT-Headed Blog and formerly contributed to East Lansing Info. MT-Headed has been featured by The Wagnerian, Dave Liebman, PRISM Quartet, Tord Gustavsen, The Forgotten Prophets, Chicago Lyric Opera, and University Musical Society, among others.