Susan Lawrence

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in music performance/education from Albion College
  • Master of Music in piano performance from Western Michigan University

Susan currently teaches piano and performs as a staff accompanist for Kalamazoo College. In addition, she is the Music Coordinator for the Music Department at Kalamazoo College. Susan brings 30 years of piano performance and teaching experience, along with 17 years of arts administration experience to this position. Her recent positions included: staff accompanist – coach for Albion College which included all instruments, solo voice and choral groups; ensemble groups; adjunct college piano instruction at Albion and local community colleges; and a nine-year career as Director of Education for The Gilmore Keyboard Festival, with major accomplishments being The Gilmore piano lab program, summer Gilmore Piano Camp and the Festival, Gilmore Elderhostel program. Within the past few years, Lawrence has been a piano accompanist for Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra members, The Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra (principal pianist – 1997-2001), students and professors at Western Michigan University and local Community Music Schools, including The Music Center of South Central Michigan, Battle Creek, Crescendo Academy and Suzuki Strings in Kalamazoo. In addition, she has played for many theater productions in the Kalamazoo area.

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