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Sue graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor of Science in

Music Education, with concentration in piano and voice. Her varied academic interests

have led her to professional development opportunities at the University of Illinois

at Champaign-Urbana, Southern New Hampshire University, Wheaton College,

The Longy School of Music, and The Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Some of her training included workshops and seminars in Orff-Schulwerk,

Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Musikgarten, and The McCloskey Institute of Voice.  

For over thirty years, Sue followed her passion as a performer, music director, and/or

choreographer for numerous musical theater productions at the Portland Lyric Theater,

Portland Players, City Theater in Biddeford, and South Portland High School. For six seasons,

she served as the music director for The Best of Broadway, a yearly benefit performance

for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital held at Merrill Auditorium. In addition to the

WGME anchor team, the show featured twelve of Maine’s finest singers, dancers, and

orchestral players.


As a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor, Sue participated in festivals in Maine and Vermont, as well as having served as the Eastern Division Yamaha Piano Competition Chair for Music Teachers National Association. She is a past board member of the Maine chapter of The National Association of Teachers of Singing where she chaired classical and musical theater competitions.


Sue holds a State of Maine music teaching certificate and retired in 2021 from her eighteen-year position as K-2 music specialist for two of Scarborough’s primary schools. She has also operated a private music practice in her home studio for many years, having trained young musicians, many of whom have become music directors, performers, music teachers, Broadway accompanists, but most importantly, lifelong lovers of music. 

Currently on the faculty at Waynflete School in Portland,  Sue is a vocal and piano teacher in the Enrichment Music Instruction Program. 

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