About Susan Lorette Dunn
Australian Mezzo Soprano, Susan Lorette Dunn studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane, Queensland, graduating with both a Bachelor of Music Degree (performance and teaching) and a Graduate Diploma of Opera. Miss Dunn has performed throughout Australia with Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, Queensland Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, ABC Australia, 4MBS, and Australia’s major orchestras and other major performing arts companies.
Since moving to the USA in 2002 Miss Dunn has sung concert performances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Chicago Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, El Paso Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Spokane Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, Camerata of San Antonio, Grand Rapids Symphony, Context, and the Martinu Philharmonic in the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Ukraine. Miss Dunn has performed regularly in prestigious summer music festivals including the Grand Teton Music Festival, Connecticut’s Summer Music Festival, Interlochen Music Festival, Sunflower Music Festival, Cactus Pear Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, and the International Conductor’s Workshop in the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Ukraine.
Miss Dunn has won many major Australian singing competitions including the State and Commonwealth Finals of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition, an Opera Foundation Scholarship, Australia Council Grant, Arts Queensland Personal Development Grant, and in 2000, a prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship where she worked with the New York Festival of Song in New York City. As a result of her Churchill Fellowship, Miss Dunn performs a series of concerts at The Shepherd School of Music, dedicated to the revitalization and re-invention of the song recital.
Susan Lorette Dunn has been instrumental as an educator as well as maintaining her full-time performing career. In Brisbane, Australia she held positions as Lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and the Queensland University of Technology, where she also devised programs in music theatre skills. Since 2002, Miss Dunn has had the titles of Artist Teacher of Voice and Artist Teacher of Opera Studies within the Voice and Opera Faculty of the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University. Miss Dunn has also served on the faculty of Brevard Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Miami Music Festival and the International Conducting Workshop and Festival. She has taught master classes at the Aspen Music Festival, Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Music Academy of the West, and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Australia.