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  • Susan Windham, Voice
    Susan Windham, Voice
    Instructor of Voice
    Music Building #231
    Phone: (509)359-7074
    Fax: (509)359-7028

    Hailed by one Austrian critic "the discovery of the evening . . ." Susan Windham combines dramatic intensity with beautiful, communicative singing. A graduate of Eastern Washington University, Ms. Windham is a proud to return to her alma mater as an adjunct professor of voice.

    Active in regional and local opera, Ms. Windham has performed lead roles in productions of Tosca, Merry Widow, Susannah, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Dia- logues of the Carmelites; and supporting roles in Han- sel and Gretel, La Traviate, Carmen, and Magic Flute. Her orchestral works include Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Mahler's Second Symphony and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. She has performed locally with Zephyr, Connoisseur Concerts, the Westminster Chamber Orchestra, and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.

    Ms. Windham has attended the University of Northern Iowa where she worked towards a master's degree in voice. Her teachers have included Dr. Ralph Manzo, Dr. Marietta Coyle, Carol Weber, Caryl Becker, and Elizabeth Colson. She has attended various vocal institutes and has recently studied with Dr. Doreen Rao, receiving her first year CME Certificate.

    Ms. Windham also teaches voice at the Holy Names Music Center. She has been employed by the Spokane Area Children's Chorus as conductor and accompanist and was a founding member of OOPS (Oatmeal Opera Players of Spokane), an opera education program that has delighted thousands of school children as well as adult audiences.

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