Susanna Valleau began studying the piano at age 7 and, from the beginning, couldn’t resist sitting down to play every time she saw one. A few years later, the church organist told her she should take organ lessons because she was tall enough to reach the pedals, but she wasn’t interested — at least not then. Fast forward to age 17 when she first heard Widor’s famous Toccata and was completely enthralled. This time the organ seemed to offer such limitless possibilities that she began taking lessons with Barbara Bruns, an internationally respected recitalist, accompanist, and conductor.
Susanna went on to earn her Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance at Lawrence University with Kathrine Handford in 2010, and her Masters of Music at the University of Washington with Carole Terry in 2012. Susanna has served as music director at St. Dunstan’s since 2015, and loves her role of leading the congregation in singing their faith, finding music to bring beauty and depth to worship, and developing the musical skills of the adult choir.
For more information about Susanna or to view her upcoming performance schedule, please visit http://susannavalleau.com/