Susan Saylor

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Susan Saylor

Susan Saylor is an active soloist and chamber musician who has performed throughout North America and Europe. She is currently principal flutist of Camerata Chicago, Metropolis Symphony, Handel Week Festival Orchestra and a founding member of the Mozart Project. She performs regularly with Broadway in Chicago, The Paramount Theater in Aurora, St. Charles Singers, Valparaiso Bach Institute, Chicago Chorale, Apollo Chorus, Milwaukee Symphony, “Live from Studio One” WFMT radio broadcasts, and has played in the back up band for Ray Charles and Pacquito DʼRivera.

She has recorded with the Milwaukee Symphony, Camerata Chicago, NuClassix Chamber Players, St. Charles Singers, GIA music publishing house and numerous radio and TV commercials. She has participated in both Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals and has played with the Boston and Philadelphia Orchestras.

Teaching is a passion for Susan; she had a private studio of more that 35 students ranging from the elementary to college level and gives masterclasses and clinics throughout the Chicagoland area. Many of her students have gone on to establish successful studios of their own. Susan received her B.M. from Boston University, studying with James Pappoutsakis. Other teachers have included, Murray Panitz and Julius Baker. She is an avid gardener who loves to cook and dine with her friends in the Finer Things Club! She lives in Wheaton with her husband, Jonathan, (musicologist/bassoonist), two beautiful daughters Susannah and Caroline, and her two dachshunds, Star and Gracie.