Susan Crawford studied violin with Makoto Kaneshiro, Almita and Roland Vamos, Burton Kaplan and Jorja Fleezanis. A lover of music and life-long learning, Susan has pursued her passion for enrichment through many music festivals and seminars such as Meadowmount, Aspen, Round Top, Magic Mountain, and the Juilliard Delay Symposium. After receiving her performance degree, she has continued her equally strong passion for pedagogy through in-depth study with many leaders of the Suzuki community. Her major influences have included Kay Sloan, Alice Joy Lewis, Ronda Cole, Ed Sprunger, Carol Dallinger and Brian Lewis. It was the depth of creativity, positive life-giving philosophy and love for music and children that she discovered within the Suzuki Community that has continued over many years to fuel her love for teaching. She is very grateful to be a part of this community. Susan teaches at Carleton College and is on the Suzuki faculty for both MacPhail Center for Music and Northern Lights School for Strings in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Susan is a frequent clinician at institutes and workshops around the country fulfilling her dream of furthering talent education. Her students have won many awards and are continuing their studies at programs including Juilliard, Northwestern and Oberlin. Susan is a member of Minnesota Sinfonia, has been the concertmaster for the Ordway Music Theater’s Broadway series for many years, and enjoys an active freelance career.