Dr. Susan Durham-Lozaw
B.M. Vocal Pedagogy (East Carolina University); M.M Vocal Pedagogy/Voice Performance (Meredith College); D.M.A. Music Education (Boston University)
Professor of Music, Dr. Susan Durham-Lozaw, joined the Monarchs in January 2015 as Coordinator of the Voice Program. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy from East Carolina University, a Master of Music degree in both Vocal Pedagogy and Voice Performance from Meredith College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education from Boston University. Additionally, Susan has earned certifications in all three levels of Somatic Voiceworks™-The LoVetri Method at the Contemporary Commercial Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University. She completed post-graduate training in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Voice with renowned Singing Voice Specialist and Voice Pathologist, Dr. Wendy LeBorgne at the Institute as well. Susan has served as a performing participant at the Richard Miller Institute of Vocal Pedagogy at Belmont University, Joan Melton’s One Voice course in New York City, the Professional Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at the Boston Conservatory/Berklee College of Music, and in countless masterclasses throughout her career.
As a singer with both national and international performances to her credit, Susan specializes in music theater, but sings opera, oratorio, and concert literature with equal ease. She studies with Jeannette LoVetri and Liz Caplan, both of New York City, N.Y. Among her many accolades, Susan is especially honored to have received the title of Best Female Vocalist in the category of music theater from Talent America in New York City and a Cantey V. Sutton Performing Arts Award for her performance in H.M.S. Pinafore in Raleigh, N.C. Her favorite roles include Salome in The Robber Bridegroom, Ruby in Dames at Sea, and Mrs. Cratchit in Ira David Wood’s A Christmas Carol.
Susan is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the North Carolina Chapters of NATS and NAfME, The College Music Society, and The Voice Foundation.