Main instrument taught at UMC: Violin, Viola, Cello. Susan is a highly trained violinist who has studied at the University of Minnesota under Shirley Santoro and Oliver Steiner. Mr. Steiner is well known for teaching at the Eastman School of Music and for having studied under Dorthy DeLay at the Julliard School of Music. Susan studied pedagogy under Jonathan Strasser, Conductor of the New York City Orchestra, School of performing Arts Orchestra, School of Music and Arts Orchestra and the Manhattan Youth Symphony.
Additional studies include: Suzuki Training with Pauline Barryman and Eleanor Stanliss
Teaching experience includes: String Art – Birmingham Alabama, Community Music School – University of Alabama, Atlanta Music School – Atlanta Georgia, Rock Valley College – Rockford, IL, Rockford Academy of Music – Rockford, IL.
Performance experience includes: Dubuque Symphony, Dubuque Iowa – Rockford Symphony – Rockford, IL, Mankato Symphony – Mankato, Minnesota, Minnetonka Symphony – Minnetonka, Minnesota, Dartmouth Symphony – Hanover, New Hampshire and the University of Minnesota Symphony – Minneapolis, Minnesota. Susan has also performed live on-stage with countless Motown legends including Stevie Wonder as well as major Christian artists.