Violin & Voice - Susy Reyes
Susy, native of Kennesaw, Georgia, is a music educator,performer, and photographer. She is currently enrolled in the School of Music at Kennesaw State University as a music education major with a concentration in strings, and has been involved in several of the school's renowned ensembles, including the KSU Symphony Orchestra, Mixed Chamber Ensembles, Chamber Singers, Opera Theater, and has served as concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra.
Outside of school, Susan is quite active in the Metro-Atlanta area as a freelance performer of violin and voice. She has frequently been hired as a violinist/soloist for numerous churches, weddings, neighboring schools, and other miscellaneous ensembles. Susan is also the current Violin, Viola, Cello, and Voice instructor at the Paulding Music Center. She currently studies violin under the tutelage of Kenn Wagner (1st violin of The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) and in the past, has studied with Valerie Walters (New England Consort of Viols, Atlanta Opera Chorus), Leah Partridge (Metropolitan Opera), Kimberly Rosquist (Atlanta Opera Choir), and PaulHedman (Suzuki Violin Studio).
Currently, Susan is involved in several performing groups around the Atlanta beltline. She is a violinist, singer, and a founding member of the group, "Mariachi Búhos de Oro." Through Buhos de Oro, she has performed several times for the General Consulate of Mexico, has performed at the Atlanta’s History Center’s Day of the Dead celebration, and has been featured on the program RaceVoz Radio. Buhos de Oro has also been heavily involved in promoting mariachi music in Metro-Atlanta Public Schools. Along with her heavy involvement with traditional mariachi, Susan is also a violinist and vocalist in the rock band "Sarah and the Safe Word," which just released a new album entitled Strange Doings in the Night, produced by Bradley Walden of Emarosa. They have recently performed a sold-out show at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, and will be performing at the Warped Tour Atlanta date at the request of the tour’s founder, Kevin Lyman.