Image of S. Savage, from photograph by Greg Leonard, 1994


Brief Biographical Sketch

Musician and educator Stephen William Savage was born in St. Louis, MO and grew up in the Santa Fe, NM area.

In 1971 he went to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Music Composition in 1975. From 1975 to 1980 he was a faculty member at Berklee College of Music, teaching theory (including counterpoint and figured bass), composition, and piano.

After further studies at the New England Conservatory (Master of Music in Composition, 1980), he joined the music theory faculty of its Preparatory School and Continuing Education Division. He also worked as a freelance music teacher and pianist, and was a faculty member at Groton Center for the Arts, whose music school later became Indian Hill Arts, now Indian Hill Music Center. Through outreach programs at these institutions, he worked at the Groton School and Lawrence Academy as a piano teacher, and he also assisted at Lawrence Academy as choral accompanist for several years.

During his career he has performed as recitalist, orchestral pianist, "cocktail" pianist, keyboardist for a rock band, pianist in an improvisational opera group, and has worked at a recording studio in Boston. Recently he has been affiliated with Proof of Infinity, working on various musical projects.

He continues to teach at the New England Conservatory's Division of Preparatory and Continuing Education, and offers private instruction at his home studio and professional services as a pianist, composer and arranger.

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