Susan Olenwine earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in performance at the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Constance Keene and Artur Balsam. She had additional studies in accompanying with Samuel Sanders at the Juilliard School and coached with Bruce Simonds and Ward Davenny at the Yale School of Music and with Eli Haimowitz in Reno. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Haven.

A move to Boulder prompted her to return to academia where she earned an MMus in 2009 in Collaborative Piano.

Currently the pianist for the Boulder Chorale and Longmont Symphony, she has been active as a freelance pianist, staff pianist at Metropolitan State University and the University of Colorado, and has been deeply engaged with the University of Colorado, Boulder Philharmonic, and Colorado Music Festival.

Susan Olenwine performs in our Faculty & Friends concert