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Susan "Susan" Nace

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Biography

Susan Nace teaches a music survey class and directs Cantilena, a women's chamber ensemble, Camerata, a mixed chamber ensemble, and Guys’ Gig, a men's contemporary a cappella ensemble. Her experience covers a broad spectrum of musical activity from early music, classical recital, musical theater and opera, choral, church music, jazz, and even some country western and rock.

As a singer, Ms. Nace currently sings with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. She has presented several guest artist recitals, performing music from the Renaissance through to contemporary pieces. She also has several roles to her credit in musical theater, opera and chamber opera. Ms. Nace sang with members of the San Francisco Opera Chorus at the Grand Teton Music Festival and has worked and sung with members of Chanticleer at their annual Sonoma workshop. As a choral conductor, Ms. Nace’s experience is primarily with chamber ensembles. She directed the Longmont Chamber Singers and Measure for Measure Renaissance Singers, a semi-professional ensemble. She often lends her talents as guest conductor and clinician for area choruses.

Ms. Nace arranges and composes music for theater. She arranged popular 1940s tunes for the musical revue "Jukebox Memories." She has composed incidental music scores for various theater companies across the United States. Some of her scores were heard in "As You Like It," "Twelfth Night," "Midsummer Night’s Dream," "The Crucible," "Cyrano de Bergerac" and Harker's "A Christmas Carol," "Metamorphoses" and "Much Ado About Nothing. Under a Melodious Accord Fellowship, Ms. Nace studied composition with Alice Parker, composer and arranger for the Robert Shaw Chorale.

Faculty/Staff Information

School Email
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School Phone
408-345-9632
Location(s)
Saratoga Campus
Title(s)
Vocal Music Teacher, Upper School
Department(s)
Performing Arts

Education

Degree(s)
B.A. Music Education & Applied Music, Western State College
Master's of Music Vocal Performance, University of Northern Colorado