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, now in its 26th season, and for over 20 years has also performed and recorded with Two Part Invention, a flute and classical guitar duo who have commissioned and premiered seven new works for flute and guitar, recorded three CDs, and performed at venues throughout the eastern United States. 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.

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. She has also studied with Dai-Shihan Kurahashi Yodo II of Kyoto, Japan, and Dai-shihan Dr. Riley Lee of Australia.

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