Allen Savedoff received his B.M. from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford and his M.M. from the University of Michigan. In the world of academia, Savedoff is a former faculty member at Augusta College, Georgia and St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. He has been a member of the Pacific Symphony since 1986, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Opera Pacific, California Philharmonic, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Music Center Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Glendale Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Southwest Chamber Music. Savedoff's studio work includes recording for feature films and television. He has recorded two solo CDs: Contradiction, a collection of jazz standards for contrabassoon; and most recently, SavoirFaire, a classical album for bassoon and contrabassoon.