Susan Marchant, member of the music faculty of Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas since 1979, performs a program including organ classic of J. S. Bach, Jean-Adam Guilian, Louis Vierne, Felix Mendelssohn, Sweelinck and Franck on the the C. B. Fisk opus 106 organ located in McCray Recital Hall, Pittsburg State University, Kansas USA.
A native of Buffalo, New York, organist Susan Marchant received her musical training at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and the Yale University School of Music, where her organ teachers included Fenner Douglass, Charles Krigbaum, Arthur Poister, and Michael Schneider. She has been a member of the music faculty at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas since 1979, her current duties including the teaching of organ, harpsichord, and related courses. As director of choral activities, she is also responsible for the choral program of the institution. Since 1980, she has headed an active program as director of music for Pittsburg’s First United Methodist Church.
Ms. Marchant has been a recitalist for a national convention of the Organ Historical Society and has toured nationally as an organist/harpsichordist, both as soloist and as a member of a duo with oboist Susan Hicks Brashier. She has played organ and harpsichord with various period-instrument ensembles, including the Early Music Consort of Kansas City, a group for which she has also served as co-director. The EMC has performed regularly throughout the midwest and as guest artists at the 1990 convention of the International Double Reed Society. Her strong interest in chamber music has led her to perform as a collaborative musician, in Pittsburg and Kansas City, with artists such as Max van Egmond, Anner Bylsma, Thomas Stacy, and Yfrah Neaman.
In June of 1995, she presented a performance of Bach’s Clavierübung, Part III for the Region VI Convention of the American Guild of Organists. The program took place at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Kansas City. Other recent recital venues have included Harvard University, The College of the Holy Cross, and, in London, Southwark Cathedral and St. Botolph’s, Aldgate.