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Sue Klausmeyer (Choral Conductor)

Born: Mebane, North Carolina, USA

The American choral conductor, Sue T. Klausmeyer, holds degrees in music from Meredith College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a Master of Music in Conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, studying with Joseph Flummerfelt, Allen Crowell, and Frauke Haasemann; and she received a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Earl Rivers and John Leman. She pursued additional studies in voice and Baroque performance practice at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Sue Klausmeyer is an active conductor in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Professional activities have included church, university, and community conducting.

Sue Klausmeyer conducts the 60-voice UNC Women's Glee Club in numerous concerts each semester and on a Winter tour along with the UNC Men's Glee Club. She has conducted the 130-voice Chapel Hill Community Chorus since the fall of 2000 in choral/orchestral performances and has been instrumental with them in board development, grant writing, and commissioning a new work for the group's 25 th anniversary in 2005-2006. In 2002 she initiated the Chapel Hill Community Summer Chorus that performs in collaboration with the University United Methodist Church Concert Series. In 2006 she initiated a new vocal ensemble called Cantari which is sponsored by CHCC and is available for community engagements and concerts. Also in the spring of 2007, she has served as guest conductor of the Women's Voices Chorus and conducted them in two Chapel Hill performances and in a Women's Choral Festival in Washington, D.C. In 2003 she was selected as a conducting fellow for the Chorus America national convention in Kansas City, Missouri. and had an opportunity to conduct the Dale Warland Singers and the Kansas City Chorale.

Other positions have included: Duke University Chapel. From 1998 to 2004 she conducted the Duke Vespers Ensemble, the Duke Divinity School Choir, the Duke Summer Choir, and assisted with the Duke Chapel Choir. She produced numerous concerts at Duke Chapel including a 9/11 Memorial Concert that featured over 300 singers from community and university choruses, the North Carolina Symphony, and was broadcast on local television. The Duke Vespers Ensemble performed concerts and recorded a CD entitled “Evening Echoes from the Memorial Chapel.” She led music workshops for pastors in the Duke Divinity School.

Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She conducted the Chapel Choir, the Choral Union, an alumni choir, and taught advanced conducting. She planned and conducted the Chapel Choir spring tour in mid-western states.

Worthington Presbyterian Church. In addition to conducting the adult and children's music programs she initiated the Celebration of Sound Concert Series, two new adult vocal ensembles – The Renaissance Singers and the Chamber Singers, and a new handbell choir called the Tintinnabulators for senior citizens.

The University of Cincinnati. She conducted the Women's Glee Club in an active program of concerts and tours, and the Cabaret Singers- a vocal jazz ensemble of sixteen singers.

Binkley Baptist Church. She directed all adult and children's music programs; conducted the premiere performance of “The Story of Ruth” by Peter Klausmeyer including singers, actors, dancers and instrumentalists; conducted massed choirs of elementary aged singers at the NC Baptist Children's Music Camp at Caswell Beach; and worked with “Chime” a liturgical dance ensemble.

Sue Klausmeyer organized a women's choral festival in Columbus, Ohio, and conducted workshops with high school students in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has adjudicated children's and high school choral competitions and in the summer of 1996 she served as the assistant conductor of the Cincinnati International Chorale's tour of Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany.

Sue Klausmeyer has performed as a mezzo-soprano with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in Carnegie Hall appearances, as a soloist at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Casrolina, and in Spoleto, Italy, with numerous early music groups, and in recitals. She sang with the Cantari Singers of Columbus and with the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati.

During the summer of 1997 Sue Klausmeyer was the recipient of a University of Cincinnati educational grant for advanced research in London, England on the choral manuscripts of Ralph Vaughan Williams. She currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Source: Sue Klausmeyer Website & Facebook profile
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (October 2017)

Sue Klausmeyer: Short Biography | Voices, The Chapel Hill Chorus | Recordings of Vocal Works

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