Campus Address: Rockwell Hall 203
Susan Schuman is an active accompanist and coach in the Western New York area, known for her work with both vocal soloists and instrumentalists. Susan is a frequent performer in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO): playing piano, celesta, harpsichord and organ. She can be heard on many BPO recordings including organ soloist on the CD Respighi "Church Windows." Susan has worked as the BPO’s soloist rehearsal accompanist for many conductors, including JoAnn Falletta, Maximiano Valdes, Matthew Kramer, Marvin Hamlisch, Doreen Rao and Keith Lockhart. Susan has been accompanist for the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition since its inception in 2004.
Susan is an active accompanist of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate degree recitals at Eastman School of Music, Fredonia State College, University of Buffalo, Buffalo State, and Canisius College. She has collaborated with individual members of the BPO on their solo recitals and in concerto preparation. Recent performances include a concert by the Clara String Quartet featuring Roberto Sierra's "Songs of the Diaspora" and at Fredonia's School of Music featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Trombone Section in Recital. She also worked with guitarist Michael Andriaccio in his preparation for a world premiere recording of Michael Colina's "Goyescana" with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Susan is on faculty at Buffalo State, accompanist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, and the director of music/organist at Knox United Presbyterian Church in Kenmore. She also coaches privately.
A graduate of the University of Buffalo with a degree in piano performance, she has also attended Ithaca College and Harvard University.