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2013 High School Division Faculty


Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically. Please note that this is a list of faculty from the 2013 season. 2014 faculty will be announced soon.

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Susan Waterbury, ViolinSusan Waterbury, Violin
Professor of Violin, Ithaca College; Founding Member of Cavani String Quartet; Internationally acclaimed clinician; MM, Eastman School of Music

Susan Waterbury, is an Associate Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, NY.

An active performer and teacher, Waterbury plays recitals, concerto performances, new music concerts, and chamber music collaborations regularly on series and festivals locally, nationally, and internationally. Waterbury's principal teachers were Donald Weilerstein at the Eastman School of Music, Jens Ellerman at the Aspen Music Festival, Michael Davis at The Ohio State University, and Walter Levin at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  In chamber music, Waterbury was coached by numerous individuals and ensembles, including the Cleveland, Tokyo, Emerson, Guarneri, and Juilliard Quartets. 

Past chamber music collaborations include performances with Paul Katz, Heidi Castleman, Colorado Qt., Cleveland Qt., Miami Qt., David Cerone, Anton Nel, and Earl Wild.  Waterbury has recorded on the Azica, Albany, Pantheon, and Polygram labels.

Formerly, Waterbury was a founding member of the Cavani String Quartet for 11 years, having served as Quartet-in-Residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  As a member of Cavani, Ms. Waterbury performed and taught regularly for concert series and festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. The Cavani Quartet garnered many awards including First Prize in the 1989 Walter W. Naumberg Chamber Music, Cleveland Quartet, and Carmel Chamber Music competitions as well as earning prizes at the Banff International, Chicago Discovery, Coleman, and Fischoff competitions.  From 1995-2000, Waterbury held positions at the University of Memphis and the Garth Newel Music Center as Associate Professor of Violin and Artist-in-Residence, respectively.

A new music enthusiast, Waterbury has worked with many composers, including Steven Stucky, Donald Erb, Joan Tower, Ellen Zwilich, Jennifer Higdon, Michael Doherty, Kamran Ince, Sally Lamb, Christopher Rouse, and John Adams.

In recent summers, Waterbury taught and/or performed for The Quartet Program, Zeltsman Marimba Festival, the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival (Termoli, Italy), Deia International Music Festival, (Mallorca, Spain), Tuckamore Festival (Newfoundland, Canada), Bennington Music Conference (Vermont), and Garth Newel Music Center (Virginia).

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