Susan Zimmer has been an adjunct faculty member since 1993, serving as staff accompanist and teaching courses in accompanying, music theory and music appreciation. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Texas Tech University, a Master of Music degree from Yale University School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, and is currently studying for a doctorate in music education at Boston University. She has been elected to membership in the academic honor society of Phi Kappa Phi and the music honor societies of Mu Phi Eplison and Pi Kappa Lambda.
She has performed solo and collaborative keyboard recitals in New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut, New York, Maryland, and Virginia. She has accompanied high school and middle school choir concerts and festivals throughout Maryland, and has adjudicated the ACDA middle school festival for the Eastern Shore of Maryland. At SU she has performed with the university choirs, wind ensemble, musical theatre workshop, Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, and numerous senior recitals and other student performances.
Ms. Zimmer is a Certified Church Musician in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and serves as the Director of Music for Wicomico Presbyterian Church in Salisbury, where she directs singing and handbell choirs for all ages, and plays piano and organ. She is also currently serving as Dean of the Salisbury Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and is a member of the Festival Committee for Area III of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.