Adjunct Faculty in Voice
847.925.6000 Ext. 2057
Building P, Room P206
Susan Dennis, Soprano, is an active soloist where she is equally at home with Classical as well as the Broadway repertoire. Susan is on the Vocal Faculty at Harper College where she teaches private voice, Class Voice, and Musical Theatre Workshop. Susan enjoyed singing the role of the Soprano Liebeslieder, Mrs. Nordstrom in the Sondheim Musical "A Little Night Music" at Harper College in March, 2009. Susan has been a featured soprano soloist with Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago, Navy Pier Pops Orchestra, New Millennium Orchestra and Opening Night Broadway Review Troupe. Her operatic roles include Despina in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, Monica in Menotti's The Medium, Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen, Gretel in Hansel und Gretel, Adele in Strauss' Die Fledermaus and understudy for Giannetta in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore in February, 2008. Susan actively directs the Elgin Opera Training Ensemble (EOTE) in the Elgin Opera Summer Music Festival and Annual Elgin Opera Benefit Event.
She holds a Bachelor of Music from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University. She has performed with O.P.E.R.A., Elgin OPERA, Bowen Park Opera Company, Basically Bach, WTTW Sunday Evening Club to name a few. She has completed roles at Appletree Theatre, Illinois Theatre Center, and The Organic Theatre.
Her oratorio/solo work includes Handel's Messiah and Joshua; Hadyn's Lord Nelson Mass; Bach's Magnificat and St. Matthews Passion; Vivaldi's Magnificat and Dixit dominus RV.595; Faure's Requiem; Gliere's Concerto for Coloratura Voice; Mozart's Missa Brevis in F, Concert Arias and Requiem; Schubert's Der Hirt auf dem Felsen and Magnificat in C; Spohr's Six German songs OP.103; and Villa Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No.5.
Susan's performances are widely viewed on YouTube.