Susan Patrick ~ Harpsichord

Susan Patrick is an Associate Professor Emerita in the Music Department at the University of New Mexico, where she taught classes in music history for 30 years. She holds an undergraduate degree from Newcomb College ( Tulane University) and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has played harpsichord with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, the Desert Chorale, Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Orchestra of the Duke, and other ensembles.  She has also been active in chamber music groups with UNM faculty and other performers, including the Albuquerque Baroque Players, of which she is a founding member, and she has presented solo recitals.  Her repertory represents both Baroque and modern composers.  Susan owns two harpsichords, both by the North Carolina builder Richard Kingston, a two-manual copy of an 18th-century French instrument and a smaller, one-manual, prototypical Flemish model. When she has time, she takes harpsichord lessons from Arthur Haas in New York City and from Elisabeth Wright at Indiana University.