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sUsan Summers

Principal Saxophone, Publicist

Saxophonist Susan Summers is recognized as a versatile soloist and collaborative artist. She has commissioned several new works for saxophone, including Molly Joyce’s Attainability for tenor saxophone and double wind quintet, which she performed and recorded at The Delaplaine Arts Center in July 2015. Susan recently made her New York City debut at the Triskelion Arts CollabFest where she gave the world premiere of Justin Porter’s Cosmic Meditation for saxophone + electronics + dancer. Other notable premieres include Porter’s Catapult for saxophone + electronics, which was premiered at the 2015 SEAMUS National Conference where it was recognized as an ASCAP Award Finalist.
Susan earned her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University where she studied with eminent saxophonist Gary Louie. In her spare time, Susan enjoys practicing POP Pilates, and sipping a cappuccino while exploring the art of lettering and calligraphy. Learn more at susansummersmusic.com

Symphony Number One is Baltimore's Newes Chamber Orchestra, devoted to substantial works by emerging composers.