Susan Duer, DMA, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University; MM, Temple University College of Music; BM, Combs College of Music. Numerous awards, grants and scholarships include a Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division on the Arts, the Governor's Arts Award from the Nevada State Council on the Arts. Former affiliate faculty, Temple University College of Music. Currently presents solo recitals on fortepiano and teaches mat Pilates
Susan Duer holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Peabody Conservatory, a Master of Music in piano performance from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Music from Combs College. During her graduate study, she taught at Temple University College of Music as affiliate faculty and was named an alternate Fulbright Scholar to Italy. Since completing her formal graduate study, she has participated in the Institute for Fortepiano Studies, the Baroque Performance Institute, and 6th, 9th and 11th Aston Magna Academies and the Mozart Bicentennial Symposium in addition to presenting solo fortepiano concerts throughout the United States.
Susan Duer won a Solo Recitalist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Govenor's Arts Award for pioneering rural touring in Nevada and three Individual Artist Grants from the Nevada State Council on the Arts, numerous travel and professional development grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and most recently, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division on the Arts. She gratefully acknowledges the additional scholarships, stipends, grants and teaching assistantships from the previously mentioned institutions.
Susan Duer holds national teacher certifications in Balletone and Pilates and currently teaches mat Pilates in addition to her concert schedule.
Susan's daily early mornings at the gym began as a way to "beat the heat" when she was living in Arizona, now they are a way of life. Susan likes to mix attending other instructor's classes in balletone, yoga, Pilates and kickboxing with weight and cardio training and her own teaching. Being a "gym rat" is a great way to start the day and a marvelous adjunct to the solitary and sedentary life of a solo fortepianist.