Susan has taught music in the public schools (K-12) for many years; including band, choir, and general music, in addition to private lessons in piano, flute, voice, saxophone, oboe as well as other band instruments. She has been a music director for several musicals, and played keyboard and flute (as well as other woodwinds) for many pit orchestras. Susan has also led church choirs, been a musical director for contemporary church services, and accompanied many groups.
Susan has been on stage as a singer/performer in more than 35 musicals and operas. She has sung and played in numerous rock/variety bands and has worked with young kids as well as seniors in lessons and as a director of singing/performing groups.
Many years of experience teaching music and lessons
Competent in piano/keyboards, flute and voice
Experience Private Lesson Teacher (August 1973-Current) Independent Teacher | Fargo, ND Private lessons in piano, voice, flute, saxophone, oboe, all band instruments Musical Leader for musicals (March 2007-May 2009) Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre | Fargo, ND Taught songs to cast members, accompanied rehearsals, arranged music Sales Clerk, Schmitt Music Store | Fargo, ND (September 2006-August 2008) Sold musical equipment, instruments, sheet music, guitars, helped with methods, repaired simple pad issues Director of Contemporary Music at Churches (August 2002-January 2005) Good News Lutheran Church, Peach Lutheran Church | Fargo, ND Picked the songs for worship, taught the worship team the songs, sang and played keyboard/piano Elementary Music Teacher | Mapleton Elementary, Mapleton, ND (September 1984-May 1988) Taught elementary music and lessons in piano Band/Choir Director, Music Teacher | Chaffee Public School, Chaffee, ND (September 1980-May 1984) Taught band, choir, private and group lessons, general music and elementary music
Education Concordia College | Moorhead, MN B.A. in Music Education (1979) - flute, piccolo and voice degrees Public school music as well as performance
Certifications B.A. in Music from Concordia College, MN North Dakota Teaching Certificates
Found all the musical groups for Lobster/Lefse festival in Fargo, ND in 2011. Set up, ran sound, tore down for each group. Benefit for Rape and Abuse and YWCA.
Performed in many musical groups and solos, rock, jazz and variety bands on keyboards, voice, flute and saxophone