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Pianist Susan Merdinger ’85 MM was invited to join the International Roster of Steinway Artists in December 2012. In May 2013, Merdinger performed an All-Schubert program for the second time on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series at the Art Institute, this year as part of the RIVERS Festival. In June 2013, Ms. Merdinger made her Chicago debut with the Chicago Philharmonic under the direction of Sony Classical Artist, Mattia Rondelli at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, performing two works by Gottschalk and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
Returning for her third summer to join the faculty at Summit Music Festival, Susan Merdinger performed in two Artist Faculty concerts, along with The Elaris Duo (Steven Elisha ’85 MM and his wife, Larisa Elisha) as well as other members of the faculty in August 2013. Merdinger also participated in the 2nd Annual Fine Arts Music Society (FAMS) Festival of Brown County, as a Founding Artist Faculty Member. MORE