Dr. Susan Osborn

Instructor of Piano, Interlochen Arts Camp

Keyboard skills faculty, Northwestern University. Private and group piano instructor, Northwestern Music Academy, IL

D.M., Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Northwestern University; M.M., Piano, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; B.A., Music, Smith College.

Dr. Osborn is on the Keyboard Skills Faculty of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. She also teaches Private and Group Piano Instruction at the Northwestern University Music Academy. Dr. Osborn is the Coordinator for Adult Piano and Pre-Piano Classes at the Academy. In addition, she serves at Associate Master for the Jones Residential College for the Performing Arts.

Dr. Osborn has taught students of all ages and levels. She is an active performer, clinician, and is regularly called upon to judge at piano festivals and competitions. Her interests outside pursuits, such as Chicago architecture and photography, have led her to creatively incorporate other genres into her teaching, resulting in workshops and articles that help other teachers learn to be more creative in their teaching.

Academic Degrees: D.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University; M.M. in Piano from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; B. A. in Music from Smith College.

Study at the Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris; American Conservatory of Fontainebleau, France.

Performance Teachers: David Kaiserman, Jacob Lateiner, Michael Zenge, Francis Whang, Phyllis Rappeport, Robert Miller

Pedagogy Teachers: Frances Larimer, Frances Clark, Louise Goss, Sam Holland, Elvina Pearce