Dr. Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz
Dr. Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz is the Associate Professor of Oboe at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University and the Director of RiverPark Honors. Previous academic appointments include the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Bowling Green State University, Luther College and Texas Lutheran University.
An active proponent of new music, Susan has commissioned, premiered and recorded many new solo, electronic and chamber works for oboe and English horn by such composers as Brooke Joyce, Bruce Pennycook, Jeremy Baguyos, Matt McCabe, John Lato, Nancy Galbraith and Fred Cohen.
As a performing artist, Susan has been a recitalist at the International Double Reed Society, SEAMUS, Electronic Music Midwest, the College Music Society and the 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th Annual English Horn Masterclasses with Carolyn Hove. She has also performed with a number of ensembles and productions across the country including the Columbus Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Wicked, the Austin Symphony, the Maine Chamber Ensemble and the Bangor Symphony.
Susan has participated in numerous recording projects including Bells for Stokowski, Fandango, the PBS Texas Parks & Wildlife theme show music and, most recently, Rebecca Henderson's latest CD entitled 'Gobo'. She holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated summa cum laude, the University of New Mexico and the University of New Hampshire. Her primary teachers include Rebecca Henderson, Kevin Vigneau and Margaret Herlehy.
Proud to be the host and director of the English Horn Masterclasses with Carolyn Hove, Susan looks forward to hosting the 10th series of these masterclasses to take place on the campus of Columbus State University in early June, 2015. Please see the masterclass website for more information http://music.columbusstate.edu/oboe/hove. Susan also looks forward to hosting the 2016 Conference of the International Double Reed Society on CSU's campus June 26-30, 2016.