Dr. Susan Savage Day
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Dr. Susan Savage Day
Vocal Area Coordinator (Applied Voice)
Opera Workshop Director
Music Director for Musical Theatre
Vocal Pedagogy, Bodywork for Musicians
Degrees and Schools
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Master of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
A native of Platteville, Susan Savage Day joined the music faculty at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2002. Dr. Savage Day has performed throughout Wisconsin and the Southeast region of the United States and has awards in National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), NATSAA and the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.
A founding member of the UW-Platteville vocal ensemble, Kassia: Women in Song, Dr. Savage Day seeks programs designed to entertain and educate. Kassia also seeks opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, including the English and German departments as well as the Confucius Institute. Kassia especially enjoys collaborating with their music colleagues. The next collaborative recital is, Kassia & Friends IV, on Sunday, September 29 at 3:00. Dr. Savage Day has presented recitals throughout Wisconsin and Iowa, as well as live recital broadcasts on Wisconsin Public Radio for “Live at the Chazen.”
Director of Opera Workshop, Dr. Savage Day created the innovative opera programed, Opera-3-Go, which brings opera scenes to Wisconsin public schools. Opera-2-Go creates an out-of-the classroom learning atmosphere for her students who introduce opera scenes to younger students. The program is designed to illustrate the collaboration between opera, theater and art for all ages and celebrate the arts.
As Musical Director of UW-Platteville’s Musical Theater, Dr. Savage Day has collaborated with the theatre faculty on the following shows: Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret, The Secret Garden and Guys & Dolls. In spring, 2014, she will collaborate with her colleagues on Godspell. Susan recently performed Sister Mary Regina in Nunsense and Fruma Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof with the Heartland Festival.
Dr. Savage Day has extensive training in body-awareness techniques. A student of Dr. Thomas Houser, she approaches singing with a holistic awareness. She utilizes her understanding of techniques such as The Alexander Technique, Feldenkreis, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Reiki. A teaching assistant for the Upledger Institute, she also earned a masters level for Reiki in 2010. With her background, Susan created and teaches “Bodywork for Musicians” at UW-Platteville. Dr. Savage Day brings her diverse background to her voice studio at UW-Platteville, teaching vocal technique and total body awareness.
Dr. Savage Day is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singers.