Skye Savage is a second year student in Columbia University’s Doctoral Program in German. Skye holds a B.A. in German and Russian from the University of Denver, along with minors in English and Music. Academic interests include questions of nationalist rhetoric, especially language of disease, and its impact on literature and identity; post-World War 2 avant-garde and the notion of German Surrealism; and disability studies.
Skye was selected as a finalist for the American Literary Translators Association‘s Travel Fellowship for work completed on Unica Zürn‘s House of Sicknesses. A senior thesis involved creating a new, performance-ready translation of Woyzeck, by Georg Büchner.
Before moving to NYC in August 2018, Skye was a longtime resident of Denver, working as a language instructor, and dedicating time as a volunteer to various high-impact organizations, including the GLBT Center of Colorado, and Project Worthmore. Skye is also a passionate advocate and supporter of Denver-area D.I.Y. music and arts culture.
As a classically-trained vocalist, Skye has over 15 years of performance experience, which includes singing with the Columbia Bach Society, Evans Choir, Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Lamont Chorale, St. Petersburg State University Student Choir, and numerous others.