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Susan Doering Biography

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Susan Doering, violinist, has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East as a soloist, recitalist, orchestral, and chamber musician.  Her many television and public radio broadcasts include featured performances on NPR's "Performance Today" and satellite broadcasts from China.  She has recorded numerous CD’s on various labels including chamber music by composers Stephen Danker, Tarik O’Regan, and Ernest Bloch, including a harmonia mundi CD which was nominated for two Grammy© Awards in 2009.

             As a member of the Emerald Duo with Dieter Wulfhorst (violin/violoncello), Doering has toured in Europe numerous times.  Reviews in the Hessisch/Niedersächische Allgemeine spoke of the "fascinating playing of the highly talented American Violinist," her "security in style" and her "overwhelming musicality." The Duo also participates in various period (historically informed) instrument workshops and seminars around the United States, has been on the faculty of an international festival in Sweden and Germany for the past one and a half decades, and has held residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, Western Oregon University, the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and the Idaho State University in Pocatello.

                  Dr. Doering has recently been appointed the concertmaster of the Tulare County Symphony Orchestra and also plays in the Fresno Philharmonic, the Monterey Symphony, the San Juan Symphony, and the Santa Rosa Symphony.  She has been a member of the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, performing on both modern and period instruments, is the former concertmistress of the Springfield (MO) Regional Opera, and is the former principal second violin of both the Springfield and the Tupelo Symphonies.  She has performed with the National Chamber Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and is also a founding member of the Kansas City Camerata.  She was acting principal second violin with the Fresno Philharmonic during the 2004-2006 seasons, and was principal second violin with the El Paso Opera from 2007-2009.

She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan and her Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland.  Her principal teachers include Alice Schoenfeld, Camilla Wicks, and the Guarneri Quartet. A former tenured Associate Professor of Violin, she has been on the faculties of Southwest Missouri State University, Arizona State University, California State University, Fresno, and Fresno Pacific University.

Dr. Doering had been teaching violin and viola at Fresno Pacific University since 2001.  She is also a board certified music therapist and maintains a private violin/viola studio and Music Therapy practice in Central California.  She plays a 1995 copy of a 1742 Guarnerius del Gesu, made for her by Robert Clemens in St Louis, Missouri.

Upcoming engagements include a diversity of chamber music concerts throughout the Western states during the 2012/2013 season, performances with the Victoria Bach Festival in June 2013; and performances, teaching, and a concert tour with Dieter Wulfhorst in Germany, Holland, and Switzerland in Summer 2013.

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