Sage is a current second year master’s student studying Collaborative Piano under Professor Renana Gutman at the Longy School of Music. Before beginning studies at Longy in Fall 2021, they graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Music History from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Sage is originally from South Carolina, where they were chosen to attend the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, a residential high school for the arts. Sage is an avid collaborator with instrumentalists and vocalists and aims to continue to build connections between musicians from different backgrounds and bring people together through music.
Over the summers of 2022 and 2019, Sage lived in southern Austria and studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in both the Opera and the Lieder studios. There, they worked to refine their skills in not only collaborative piano, but also diction, interpretation, and the German language.
Recent performance engagements include vocal collaboration recitals in Cambridge, MA (2021-22); Liederabend and opera recitals in Graz, Austria (2022, 2019); performances with the Baldwin Wallace Symphony Orchestra in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Cleveland (2020); solo recital at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music (2021). Sage has worked in lesson and master class settings with Katherine Wright (2022), Gary Matthewman (2022), Warren Jones (2021), Barbera Bonnie (2019) and Ulrich Eisenlor (2019). Previous teachers include Dr. Spencer Myer (Boston, Massachusetts); Dr. Sungeun Kim (Cleveland, Ohio); Dr. Stephen Taylor (Greenville, South Carolina); and Dr. Alan Weinberg (Columbia, South Carolina). Outside of music, Sage enjoys working with children in various learning environments, biking, and gardening.