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. Study at the Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris as recipient of a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship; American Conservatory of Fontainebleau, France.

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.

Dr. Osborn is an active performer, clinician, and judge at piano festivals and competitions across the Chicago area. Her vast teaching experience includes students of all ages and levels. Dr. Osborn's additional interests in Chicago architecture and photography have led her to creatively incorporate these genres into her teaching, resulting in workshops at national music conferences and and articles in major piano teaching journals. Her most recent article,"The Score Speaks: Teaching Interpretation to Growing Musicians," was published in the 10th anniversary edition of The Piano Journal: Clavier Companion.

Her performance teachers include David Kaiserman, Jacob Lateiner, Michael Zenge, Francis Whang, Phyllis Rappeport, and Robert Miller. Her pedagogy teachers were Frances Larimer, Frances Clark, Louise Goss, Sam Holland, and Elvina Pearce.