Described in The WholeNote as “an innovative musician and aggressive thinker with a gift for keyboard brilliance,” Dr. Nicholas Susi enjoys a multifaceted career living out his deep love for music; his varied activities in recent seasons have included solo and concerto performances, masterclasses, lectures, community outreach events, and competition adjudication.
A native of St. Louis, MO, Dr. Susi is currently based out of Duluth, MN where he is Assistant Professor of Music at the College of St. Scholastica. In addition to teaching private lessons in piano, Dr. Susi also teaches music theory and coordinates the class piano program. He completed his doctorate at the University of Michigan, with previous studies at the University of Kansas and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln as a two-time DAAD grantee. Primary teachers include Zena Ilyashov, Jack Winerock, Nina Tichman, and Arthur Greene.
Dr. Susi will present a recital on Thursday night in Roussel Hall and a masterclass on Friday afternoon in Nunemaker Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.