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music educator , Violinist

Susan Marcie Freier, violinist, music educator. Winner top awards in quartet competitions, Munich, Portsmouth, England, Chicago. Member Chamber Music Association, American String Teachers Association.


Freier, Susan Marcie was born on December 13, 1953 in Brooklyn. Daughter of George David and Ruth (Hollenberg) Freier.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, Stanford University, 1975. Bachelor in Music, Stanford University, 1975. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1976.

Master of Music, Eastman School Music, 1980.


Assistant professor violin Indiana University, South Bend, 1980-1988, associate professor, 1988. Member faculty Stanford (California) University, since 1989. Member Stanford Quartet.

Member violin faculty Rocky Ridge, Estes Park, Colorado, since 1993. Member Ives Quartet, since 1997. Artist-in-residence Grand Teton Music Festival, Wyoming, 1980-1984, Garth Newel Music Camp, 1985-1987, Downeast Music Camp, Maine, 1984, 85, Somerset Music Festival, 1987, San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival, Mexico, since 2002.

Visiting resident string quartet Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, 1985-1987. Pedagogue Fort Worth Suzuki Institute, 1986, 87, Chicago Suzuki Institute, 1987. Member Chester String Quartet, 1978-1989.

Coach, South Bend Youth Symphony, 1980-1989, master classes Oberlin Conservatory, Cleveland Institute Music, 1988. Member Newport (Rhode Island) Music Festival, 1989, 90, Chamber Music West, San Francisco, 1990, Strings in the Mountains, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 1990-1993, Sedona (Arizona) Music Festival, 1990-1994, Telluride (Colorado) Music Festival, since 1992, Port Townsend (Washington) Chamber Music Festival, 1999-2001. Member San Francisco Contemporary Museum Players, since 1994.

Visiting musician Trinity College, Connecticut, since 1999.


Member Chamber Music Association, American String Teachers Association.


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, jogging.


Children: Sarah, Rachel, Zachary.

George David Freier

Ruth (Hollenberg) Freier

Sarah Freier

Rachel Freier

Zachary Freier