Dr. Kelly Savage performs frequently on harpsichord as a continuo player and chamber musician. She is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, where she teaches ear training. Previously, from 2014 to 2021, she was on the faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she taught theory, musicianship, keyboard harmony, score reading, and a survey course on Baroque keyboard literature. She founded and directed the Stanford Community Chorus, and was the music director at Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco.

Dr. Savage is artistic director of the chamber group SIREN Baroque, and is a founding member of the New York opera company Opera Feroce. The New York Times praised Dr. Savage’s “deft accompaniment” in the pasticcio opera Amor & Psyche, and highlighted her playing in Morningside Opera’s production of The Judgment of Paris. She holds a doctorate from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Arthur Haas, and also holds graduate degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Dr. Savage is a co-creator of Partifi, an online tool for musicians.

Highlights of her recent seasons include several collaborations focusing on music of women composers. Dr. Savage was part of the 44th Annual Festival of New American Music, presenting new music for multiple harpsichords by women composers with pieces by Catherine McMichael, Meredith Monk and Asako Hirabayashi. Dr. Savage is continuing a collaboration with Suore Project with soprano Brett Umlauf and cellist Anneke Anneke Schaul-Yoder, exploring music of Baroque Italian nuns. Suore Project recorded Non Tacere in San Francisco in 2021 and was awarded a residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in 2022 and again in August 2023. Suore Project will be featured on the 2023 SoHip concert series in the Boston area, and the group is on track to publish the first modern edition of Rosa Giacinta Badalla’s motets.

Dr. Savage can be reached via email at krsavage@gmail.com. Her curriculum vitae is available here.