Heather Niemi Savage’s music explores universal questions of essence and finding beauty and joy in the midst of suffering, resulting in evocative pieces that take listeners on a journey which nourishes the soul, stimulates healing, and builds empathy. Savage draws on her own experiences, her love of the natural world, literature, and faith; her compositional style is informed by her training in classical, jazz, musical theater, sacred music, and life-long interest in world music.

Savage’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States, including performances by the North-South Consonance, the Great Woods Symphony, and by saxophonist Lawrence Gwodz, as well as being included in the national conference of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, the 2016 Rhode Island All-State Festival, and the 2017 New Music Festival in Fitchburg MA. Additionally, her work has been featured on the radio programs “Music of Our Mothers” and “Classical Discoveries.” Her piece, Daughter of the Stars, placed second in the 2020 American Prize composition competition (pops/light-music division) and was released on Ablaze Records’s Orchestral Masters Volume 7. 

Savage earned a Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Rhode Island, and later studied music composition with Larry Bell in Boston MA. In addition to composing, she also works as a collaborative pianist, music teacher, blogger, and herbalist. She also serves as the music director at her church and as Vice President and Secretary of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers.

Albums

NV6472 DASHING VOL. 3

Dashing Vol. 3

Release Date: November 4, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6472
21st Century
Folk Music
Holiday
Orchestral
Vocal Music
Choir
Orchestra
Voice
Navona Records presents DASHING VOL. 3, a festive assortment of new works inspired by the signature sounds and staples of the holiday season. Comprising stories, nods to classic holiday tunes, and an underlying current of wistful nostalgia, this installment of the DASHING series keeps the spirit of holiday music alive with new compositions and arrangements of well-known favorites. Brought to life by a number of orchestras, chamber ensembles, and choirs, the works of new and returning composers to the series are sure to ignite the charm and congeniality of the holiday season, highlighting the many facets that the bright break of winter can bring.
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