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Susan Grace

Lecturer/Artist-in-Residence, Associate Chair

Grammy nominated pianist, SUSAN GRACE has performed solo and chamber recitals, and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe, the former Soviet Union, Korea, India and China. She has also performed in the Aspekte Festival in Salzburg, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s new-music series Engine 408, Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, the Grand Teton Festival, the Cape Cod Music Festival, Festival Mozaic, Music at Oxford, and the Helmsley Festival in England. She is a member of Quattro Mani, an internationally acclaimed two-piano ensemble with pianist Steven Beck. Recent appearances have included the Austin and Alabama Symphonies, Colorado College and Subculture in New York City.

Ms. Grace has recorded for Bridge Records, the Belgium National Radio, WFMT in Chicago, the Society of Composers, Wilson Audio, Klavier International and Klavier Music Productions. She was nominated for a Grammy in 2005 in the Best Small Ensemble Performance category.

Ms. Grace is Associate Chair, Artist-in-Residence and Senior Lecturer in Music at Colorado College and Music Director of the internationally renowned Colorado College Summer Music Festival, which is in its 31st season. She was awarded the Christine S. Johnson Professorship of Music beginning in the fall of 2014. In June of 2014, Mayor Steve Bach and the city of Colorado Springs presented Ms. Grace with the 2014 Spirit of the Springs award for her work with the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. She is a Steinway Artist.


    B.M., University of Iowa, 1973

    M.A., University of Iowa, 1975