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Betty Suderman, DMA

Instructor in Music - Piano

  • Biography

    Noted for her sensitive musicianship, pianist Betty Suderman is especially in demand as a performer of Lieder and chamber music. She has concertized throughout Canada, the Pacific Northwest, Europe and Africa. Collaborating with fellow musicians is a particular joy for Ms. Suderman and has resulted in her participation as accompanist in numerous European vocal competitions, including several with Edith Wiens. She has recorded with Vancouver Cantata Singers, The Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir, and West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir, including performances with Edith Wiens, Ben Heppner and Colin Balzer. She has been heard on various CBC programs. In the summer of 2001, she performed several solo piano recitals in England and Africa in support of an AIDS organization in Botswana.

    Ms. Suderman has studied in Europe under the auspices of the German Academic Exchange Scholarship and the Canada Council. Recently, she was granted a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of British Columbia. She lives in Abbotsford, BC, and in her spare time, enjoys reading, hiking and singing in choirs.

  • Education

    • DMA (University of British Columbia)
    • Studies at Hochschule für Musik und Theatre (Hanover)
    • MA (University of Western Washington)
    • BA (University of Western Washington)
  • Courses Taught at TWU

    • Applied Music Lessons - Piano

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