Stephen Savage was a faculty member at Berklee College of Music for five years (1975-1980), where he taught theory, counterpoint, figured bass, composition, and piano. Since 1980 he has been on the Prep/Continuing Ed faculty at NEC. In 1983 he joined the faculty of the Groton Center for the Arts, and in 1985 he was a founding faculty member of Indian Hill Arts (now Indian Hill Music Center), teaching piano and theory, and serving as Assistant Director of the Music School.
He has worked in a recording studio, performed as a recitalist, a choral accompanist, an orchestral pianist, a cocktail pianist, a keyboardist for a rock band, and as a pianist in an improvisational opera ensemble.
His commissioned works and awards for composition include: Eternal Return, commissioned in 1978 by the Mystic Valley Chamber Orchestra; The Pines, 1984 commissioned by the Groton Center for the Arts; Fanfare and Fantasy on Music of Sergei Prokofiev, commissioned by Symphony Pro Musica in 1986; Suite for Violin and Guitar, winner of the New Works competition for composers in 1983, sponsored by Groton Center for the Arts; and Fanflutasy, commissioned by the Indian Hill Arts Flute Choir.
He now teaches music both at NEC and at his home studio.
B.M. (Composition) with honors, M.M. (Composition) New England Conservatory; studies with Malcolm Peyton, Donald Martino, Robert Cogan, Robert DiDomenica, Gerald Zaritzky, John Heiss, James Hoffman; piano with Katja Andy; improvisation with Charles Banacos; former faculty, Berklee College of Music, Groton Center for the Arts, Indian Hill Arts.