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 Brian Cherney, Brooke Joyce, Bruce Pennycook, Jeremy Baguyos, Matt McCabe, John Lato, Nancy Galbraith and Fred Cohen.
As a performing artist, Susan has been a recitalist in the United States and Japan at the International Double Reed Society, SEAMUS, Electronic Music Midwest, the College Music Society and the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th 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, Springer Opera House, 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 have been the director and host of the English Horn Masterclasses with Carolyn Hove for the last five years , Susan now looks forward to c0-hosting the 2016 Conference of the International Double Reed Society in Columbus, Georgia on the RiverPark Campus of Columbus State University June 26-30, 2016. www.idrs2016.org