Instructor* of Music
Susan Fancher’s career has featured hundreds of concerts internationally as a soloist and as the member of chamber music ensembles, including the Red Clay, Amherst, Vienna and Rollin’ Phones saxophone quartets. Her work to develop the repertoire for the saxophone has produced dozens of commissioned works by contemporary composers, as well as published transcriptions of music by composers as diverse as Josquin Desprez and Steve Reich. A much sought-after performer of new music, she has worked with a multitude of composers including Terry Riley, Charles Wuorinen, Philip Glass, Hilary Tann, Friedrich Cerha, Ben Johnston, M. William Karlins, Stuart Saunders Smith, Perry Goldstein, Olga Neuwirth, Judith Shatin, David Stock, Michael Torke, Ed Campion and Robert Carl, just to name a few, and has performed in many of the world’s leading concert venues and contemporary music festivals. Her discography includes a solo CD entitled Ponder Nothing on the Innova label and a recording on New World Records of Forever Escher by Paul Chihara. Susan Fancher is a regularly featured columnist for the nationally distributed Saxophone Journal and an artist for the Selmer and Vandoren companies.
- D.Mus. 2002, Northwestern University
- M.Mus. 1997, Northwestern University
- B.A. 1987, Northwestern University
- B.Mus. 1987, Northwestern University