About this Artist
Flutist and music entrepreneur Susanna Loewy received a BM and MM from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a DMA from Rutgers University. Her principal teachers were Jeffrey Khaner, Joshua Smith, Bart Feller, and Philip Dunigan.
Susanna is a Teaching Artist for the Philadelphia Orchestra, is Program Director and Lead Teaching Artist for Project 440, and is Flute Faculty at Kutztown University. In 2012, Susanna founded the Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival in Jamaica, VT, a 2-week summer festival emphasizing music and visual art. Susanna is currently the Artistic Director of PFCM, acting as curator and flutist. Susanna is also the co-founder of the Ellipses Ensemble, a non-profit ensemble dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues through the intersection of chamber music and documentary storytelling.
Susanna is the Principal Flutist and Project Manager for Inscape, a chamber music group based in the DC area that was nominated for a Grammy for its debut CD, "Sprung Rhythm." The group's second CD, "American Aggregate," was released in 2014, receiving favorable reviews. In August of 2015, Inscape released a 17-player chamber orchestra arrangement of Stravinsky's Petrushka. Inscape's most recent recording is Philip Glass's Fall of the House of Usher with the WolfTrap Opera Company. Susanna is also the flutist for the NakedEye Ensemble, "an eclectic eight-member electro-acoustic ensemble with classical, rock, and jazz DNA, [that] commissions and performs seminal works by cross-over and cutting-edge composers."
Susanna has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Opera, the Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly Pops, The Charlottesville Opera, and The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, amongst other groups in the Philadelphia area and across the country. Susanna played a trio recital at Carnegie Hall/Weill Hall in February of 2013, premiering the new works of three contemporary composers.
Susanna is a Digital Faculty Consultant for McGraw Hill Education, and represented Music Education at McGraw Hill's Winter convention. Also for McGraw Hill, Susanna created a series of webinars on creating a flipped-classroom within large lecture classes. Partly because of these teaching innovations, Susanna was a quarter-finalist for the 2015 Grammy Music Educator Award.
Susanna is a writer and reviewer for several musical publications. She has written for the Powell Flute Teaching Website, The Flute View, and is a newly-published music reviewer for The Flutist Quarterly. She was also one of 10 authors to contribute to The Daily Book of Classical Music, and recently wrote about Community Engagement and Interactive Performance as a compendium for the social entrepreneurship book for musicians, entitled Doing Good: Entrepreneurial Musicians Making a Difference.
Susanna is a Verne Q. Powell Artist and plays Powell instruments.
Outside of the musical realm, Susanna is a certified Spinning teacher and Triathlon/Marathon coach; she is a writer/photographer for athletic-based journals and has been a sponsored IronMan Distance Triathlete. During the summer of 2008, as a part of Bike and Build, she biked across the country from Florida to San Francisco, while helping with affordable housing projects along the way. With her students, Susanna encourages a healthy and active lifestyle.