Michelle Saddic is a composer, educator, and performer from the Philadelphia area. In the fall of 2016, she graduated from Pulse College with a Master's Degree in Composing for Film & Visual Media. Previously, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a dual degree in Music Education and Music Theory & Composition.
Having started composing at an early age, Michelle's original works cover several genres, inspired by her interest in classical, jazz, pop/rock, film, and liturgical music. Her award-winning songs, compositions, and orchestrations have been performed throughout the United States, as well as in Ireland, Bulgaria, and Russia by ensembles from elementary schools to professional symphonic orchestras.
As an educator, Michelle has nearly a decade of experience in leading ensembles, giving private lessons, and teaching small classes. She teaches piano, voice, music theory & composition, beginner violin, and every wind instrument.
She is also no stranger to the stage, having performed on voice, piano, and horn for countless musicals, ensembles, recordings and community events. She currently sings and plays piano weekly at Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church and plays 2nd horn for the LA Winds.
Names under which Michelle has studied include Lora Lawrie and Dr. Robert Bedford (piano); Kathryn Mehrtens and Dr. Elizabeth Pfaffle (Horn); Dr. Larry Nelson, Dr. Adam Silverman, Dr. Robert Maggio, Dr. Van Stiefel, Dr. Mark Rimple (Composition), Conrad Pope (film scoring) Derek Gleeson (film scoring), and Tony Perrey (Music Technology).
Winner, Windy Valley Ringers Call for Scores
"Sky Dust" (2016)
Winner, Luke Henderson Call for Scores
"Spell Of Her Step" (2016)
Commission, Woodlyn Elementary School Centennial Celebration
School Pledge Song (2013)
Roz Patton Song Composition Competition/Scholarship
Replay That Night, First Place in Pop Songwriting (2013)
Desire, First Place in Choral Division (2012)
Please Love Me, Third Place in Pop Songwriting (2012)
My Stupid Heart, Honorable Mention in Pop Songwriting (2011)
Black, White and Amber, Honorable Mention in Instrumental (2011)
WCUPA Graduation, Summa Cum Laude (2014)
WCUPA Vocal Jazz Senior Scholarship (2014)
WCUPA College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean’s List (2009 - 2014)