DR. NORA SUGGS, Flute
DR. NORA SUGGS, flutist, is a graduate of Houston’s Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, with extensive private education in music and degrees in biology, English literature, medicine, and surgery. She has played in England, Canada, Japan, Italy, Alaska, and throughout the continental United States; and is now active as a teacher, recitalist and chamber musician in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.
Dr. Suggs is the flutist and Artistic Director of the Pennsylvania-based chamber music ensemble SATORI, and for almost fifteen years has also performed and recorded in duos with classical guitar, commissioning and premiering six new works for flute and guitar, recording four CDs, and performing at concert venues throughout the eastern United States. Currently she performs with the Fairfield Duo, with guitarist Candice Mowbray. She has played with the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Valley Vivaldi; performed at numerous universities, music festivals, and community concert series; and worked in collaboration with both individual musicians and chamber ensembles. Dr. Suggs has taught on the music faculties of Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley, and currently teaches a large private studio.
Dr. Suggs also performs, teaches, and records on shakuhachi, and has earned her jun shihan and shihan certifications, and the Japanese performance name Nohraku, from Dai-Shihan James Nyoraku Schlefer in NYC, endorsed by Dai-Shihan Kurahashi Yodo II in Kyoto, Japan.
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