Susan Solomon Beckley
210 Sigfried Weis Music Bldg
M.M. in Vocal Performance, The Catholic University of America
B.A. in Music, Gettysburg College
Susan Solomon Beckley plays an active role in Harrisburg's musical community as Artistic Director for The Harrisburg Singers. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from The Catholic University of America. She has studied voice extensively with Kermit Finstad of Gettysburg College and Raymond McGuire of Catholic University, with Marlena Malas of The Metropolitan Opera, Fredric Popper of The Metropolitan Opera and The New York City Opera, and with Michael Cordovana of The Washington Opera and The Dallas Opera.
A frequent recitalist and concert artist throughout the area, Susan has served as a soloist for many sacred works, sung leading roles with the Harrisburg Opera Association, Theatre Harrisburg and Music Gettysburg, and has perfromed as a soloist with the Harrisburg Choral Society. Susan's voice students have been accepted into the nation's leading conservatories including Julliard, Eastman, Indiana, Peabody, Curtis, Westminster, The Hartt School of Music, and Boston Conservatory for undergraduate and graduate programs. One of her former students, who also interned with The Harrisburg Singers, Matthew Knickman, now performs with the internationally renown vocal ensemble, "Chanticleer." With her unique approach to vocal pedagogy, Susan is also in great demand as a teacher at her private studio in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
She is a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing and The American Choral Directors Association.