Dr. Susan Tang
Assistant Professor of Piano at Northeastern Illinois University. Passionate about teaching, Dr. Tang worked with students of all ages at the Third Street Music School Settlement (NYC), and held the position of Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of North Dakota prior to her coming to Northeastern. An active professional performer, she enjoyed a successful New York solo piano debut at Carnegie-Weill Hall as a Winner of Artist International Management Special Presentation Winners Series. She has been called a pianist “with technique to spare coupled with a lively intelligence…her tone is clear and conveyed with nimble agility” by David Gordon Duke, music critic for the Vancouver Sun.
Invitations to perform and teach masterclasses have taken her throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Colombia. She was featured live on New York City’s classical music station WQXR, performing in the “The Gardens of Spain” special hosted by David Dubal. Dr. Tang has studied at the Banff International Keyboard Festival, Van Cliburn Piano Institute and the Leipzig Summer Academy of Music. Recently, she has been invited to perform at the Ravinia Festival, Savannah Music Festival, and was the guest artist/lecturer for the North Dakota Music Teachers Association state conference.
Dr. Tang’s primary teachers include Nelita True, Nina Svetlanova, Robin Wood, Kenneth Cooper, Anthony De Mare and Susan Magnusson.