Kristen Sage has a BA in Music Performance from Augustana University (2012), a Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of South Dakota (2014) and a Master of Arts in Church Music from Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University (2016). She started playing piano and singing at the age of 3. She started performing in church for special music. She won Concerto-Aria contest in voice at Augustana University as a freshman and a senior. She has also performed in the opera programs at Augustana University, the University of South Dakota and the Sounds of South Dakota. She has also performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Chorus.