Michael Begay | Composer

Michael Begay is an accomplished guitarist and bassist, but also plays various instruments both Native American and orchestral. He has served as a composition instructor in residency for the Grand Canyon Music Festival’s Native American Composers Apprentice Project (NACAP) for over eight years, and just finished his second residency with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s Composition Academy. Both programs help educate Native American high school students, in the art of music composition, followed by a world premiere of created works. Michael Begay’s musical style ranges between aggressive and sounds that are pleasing to the ear. He is both a seeker of tone and technique, and is always exploring musical limits. Michael has recently entered the undergraduate program in composition at Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD.