Languages Spoken: English
School: Berklee College of Music
Instrument: Cello, Piano, Voice
Savannah Bourke was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She started singing and playing the piano when she was a five, learning from her mother and grandmother. Savannah picked up the cello at age nine and has been playing ever since. While playing cello Savannah has played for Doylestown Presbyterian Church seasonal Cantata’s (2015-2017), theater pit orchestras, VH1 Save the Music Foundation Concerts (2011-2017) and Berklee Film Score Orchestra (2019). Savannah participated in the Mike Block String Camp in Vero Beach Florida, studying under cellist Mike Block (2011-2014). In addition to her instruments, Savannah was heavily involved in theater, performing and workshopping for the Patriot Players Theater Group in addition to teaching at the Music Nation Academy workshopping acting and private voice lessons (2014-2018). Her ensemble singing career involves performances with the District and Regional Choirs in Pennsylvania, touring with CB East Chamber Ensemble in New York, Washington D.C. and Disney World, competing with Univoz Ensemble in Sing That Thing (2019) and touring with Univoz in Toluca, Mexico (2019). Savannah Bourke is now studying Music Education and Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music, pursuing international teaching and program building.
While studying, Savannah has had the privilege to lead her peers in orchestral and choral settings, through small ensemble experiences and workshopping. Savannah adores teaching all ages, and has begun teaching her own private lessons for beginner cellists, pianists and vocalists. “It is a very special exchange to be teaching a musical instrument. I feel it engages the whole student, not only is the student learning musical tasks, techniques and repertoire but they are also building communications skills, outlets of self-expression and ultimately their own version of sound. My heart and passion rest in transferring my energy to my students because music must be shared. I look forward to building unique relationships with each of my students so that we can share music in the most authentic manner.”
Moving forward as a student myself of Music Education and Music Therapy, I know how crucial it is to constantly be learning and evolving. As a vocalist I understand one of the most emotional processes we experience as musicians and humans and that is identity and individuality. I look forward to seeing that growth in all my students as they expand their musicality while inherently realizing their most confident selves.