Susan Jones is a graduate of Minnesota State University, where she studied oboe with Clayton Tiede. She also studied with R.J. Angelucci of the Minnesota Orchestra and at the University of Northern Iowa with Thomas Barry. Susan is a performing member and on the Board of Directors of The Thursday Musical Club. She performs as a soloist, in a trio, and in a woodwind octet.
Susan has been teaching instrumental music at Chaska Music Studios since 1995. She has also taught Bravo Music at Minnetonka Schools. Susan has been a member of the St. Paul Civic, Minnetonka, Augustana, Mankato Symphonies and The Larry Dalton Orchestra. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity.
EXPERIENCE 1995-Present - Chaska School Of Music - Chaska, MN Private instructor –all band instruments - all levels All Woodwinds –college prep
2002-2011 - St. John's Lutheran School - Chaska, MN Elementary and Jr. High band director
1995-2002 - Guardian Angels Catholic School - Chaska, MN Elementary and Jr. High band director
1991-1997 - Minnetonka Schools - Minnetonka, MN BRAVO music instructor
1982-1995 - Schmitt Music - Edina, MN, Brooklyn Center, MN Private woodwind instructor - all-levels
1981-1982 - Griggs Music - Davenport, IA Private woodwind instructor - all-levels
1981-1982 - Assumption Catholic School - Davenport, IA Elementary and Jr. High band director Assisted High School Band
1979-1980 - Edina School District - Edina, MN Substitute Teacher –all levels
1979 – Blue Earth School District –Blue Earth, MN Student Teacher – high school
1975-1979 - Minnesota State University - Mankato, MN BS Degree Music Education & Instrumental Performance Awarded four year musical scholarship for oboe performance Dr. Clayton Tiede, Private lessons 1969-1975 - University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA Dr. Myron Russell, Private lessons Dr. Thomas Barry, Private lessons
Other Current Interests
Thursday Musical Club of the Twin Cities Board of Directors Executive committee -Student Section Current membership chair Performing member, Artist Series, Community Concerts and Home Programs Chaired the Student Scholarship Competitions, chaired the student recitals and Winners’ Concert
Member of the International Double Reed Society Member of the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity (University of Minnesota Chapter) Member of the Arts Consortium of Carver County
Minnetonka Symphony, Thursday musical trio & soloist, Thursday Musical Woodwind Octet, Northwest Woodwind Quintet, St. Paul Civic Symphony, Richfield American Legion Band, Augustana Symphony, Mankato Symphony, and Schubert Club Courtroom Series.