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Susan McDaniel

Lecturer, Performing and Fine Arts

photo of Susan McDanielSusan McDaniel has appeared widely as a solo and collaborative pianist, including regional and national concert tours, as well as in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. She received her master of music in vocal accompanying at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Warren Jones, and afterwards worked as a member of the music staff at Seattle Opera and Utah Festival Opera. Since returning to her home state of Oregon, Susan has maintained an active performing career as a member of the Northwest Piano Trio and Northwest Art Song, and was the resident pianist of All Classical Portland’s live-performance radio show, Thursdays at Three. She is also the head opera coach at the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine, where she helps singers transition from college-level studies to careers in the professional operatic world. Susan was previously a member of the adjunct faculty at both the University of Portland and Linfield College. When she is not coaching singers or rehearsing for a concert, she spends her time cultivating her vegetable garden, cooking, and knitting.