Kelly Savage is on the faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she teaches theory, musicianship, keyboard harmony, score reading, and a survey course on Baroque keyboard literature. She founded and directs the Stanford Community Chorus and is the music director at Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco. She performs frequently on harpsichord as a continuo player and chamber musician.

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 2020-21 season include several collaborations focusing on music of Baroque women composers. With Ars Minerva on their Cocktails & Chit-Chat series, Dr. Savage helped create a series of online lecture performances highlighting the work of Antonia Bembo, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and Francesca Caccini. With the Cleveland-based Les Délices, Dr. Savage was part of SalonEra 13: Women in Music. Finally, Dr. Savage is continuing a collaboration with soprano Brett Umlauf and cellist Anneke Anneke Schaul-Yoder exploring music of Baroque Italian nuns that will culminate in a recording project in the summer of 2021.

Dr. Savage can be reached via email at ksavage@sfcm.edu. Her curriculum vitae is available here.