A.R.T.: Run AMOC! Festival. A Boston native and 2009 graduate of Harvard College, Michael Schachter is a composer, pianist, and scholar. In recent years, Michael’s music has been featured by ensembles such as the Minnesota Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, the 21st Century Consort (the resident new music ensemble of the Smithsonian institution), and the New York Virtuoso Singers, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the San Francisco Center for New Music. Additional highlights from current and future seasons include Were You There, a multimedia theater piece in collaboration with the American Modern Opera Company, as well as a violin concerto for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. His scholarly work on jazz, South Indian classical music, and music philosophy has been presented at national conferences and published in journals such as Music & Literature and Music Theory Online. He recently completed a term as the Mary F. Croushore Graduate Fellow at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities in Ann Arbor, where he lives with his wife, Allie, and his turbo charged tots, Ronan and Elliott.