, lyric soprano, is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music with a major in Choral Education. She studied voice with Alice Long Walker, Philip A. Duey, Robert Gartside, and Ella Lou Dimmock, and piano with Alice Kern and Kenneth Seitz.
Ms. Dill has been teaching piano and voice at Thayer Performing Arts Center since 2007. She has also worked as a church music director for most of her career, and presently holds forth at the historic Eliot Presbyterian Church in Lowell, Massachusetts, a vibrant city church on the site of John Eliot’s meeting house, with a congregation of people from many countries around the world.
In addition to her training in classical vocal and piano music, Ms. Dill is at home with Broadway and popular songs, and has served as music director for a number of musicals. Her credits include The Music Man, Carousel, Something's Afoot, The Drunkard, The Apple Tree, Little Shop of Horrors, The Robber Bridegroom, Godspell, A Child's Christmas in Wales, Working, Baby, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, The H.M.S. Pinafore, Celestial City, Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, and Song on the Wind, where she played the role of the Squaw Sachem.
Ms. Dill also has a love of folk music, especially that of America and the British Isles. She has performed as soloist at Middlesex Community College, most recently in A World of Music Concert series' American Folk Tradition: Songs of the River, Rails, and High Seas. She has directed the Middlesex Community College Chorus, the Concord Madrigal and the Hartford Street Singers, and performed with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Boston and Lenox.
Susan Dill (Voice and Piano Teacher)
B.M., The University of Michigan School of Music
M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston