Susan McDaniel

Performing & Fine Arts, Lecturer, Collaborative Piano


Susan McDaniel



Buckley Center 236

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Susan McDaniel has appeared widely as a solo and collaborative pianist, including regional and national concert tours as well as appearances in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. She studied piano performance with Jill Timmons and vocal accompanying 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 was previously a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Portland and Linfield College, and spent five seasons as the head opera coach at the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cultivating her vegetable garden, cooking, and knitting.


  • Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music
  • Bachelor of Arts, Linfield College