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Susan Chess, PhD

Occupation: University Lecturer
Born: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PhD in Music Education, The Ohio State University (2005)
MA in Music Education, The Ohio State University
BME, The Ohio State University

Certification in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Carnegie Mellon (1999)

University Lecturer, The Ohio State University (2018-Present)
Staff, The Ohio State University (1978-Present)
Faculty, Summer Institute for Gifted and Talented Students in the Arts
Faculty, Rio Grande University

Career Related:
Group Piano Instructor, Jefferson Academy of Music; Group Piano Instructor, The Ohio State University School of Music; Staff Musician, Student Information System Specialist, Dance Department, The Ohio State University; Adjunct Accompanist, Pianist, BalletMet Columbus; Digital Editor, Instant Pleasure, Inc.

Pianist, Choir Member, Music Ministry, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbus, OH; Catholic Church Member, Paulist Associates; Catholic Church Member, Volunteer, St. Vincent De Paul Society; Volunteer, Cat Welfare; Volunteer, Neighborhood Services

Creative Works:
Dance Musician, BalletMet Columbus (1985-2012); Music Composer and Arranger, Laban Lab, The Ohio State University; Co-performer with Dancer Joshua Manculich, TEDxOhioStateUniversity; Pianist, “In Full Swing” Band; Presenter, Workshops, including the Ohio Dance Festival, the National Dalcroze Conference, the International Guild of Musicians in Dance, the OSU Somatics Program, the Music Educators National Conference, the Ohio Music Teacher Association and Others; Musician, CD, “Light from Light”

Recipient, Outstanding Staff Award, The Ohio State University (2016); Grantee, The Critical Difference for Women Grant (Multiple Times); Grantee, The College of the Arts Professional Development Grant (Multiple Times); Grantee, Professional Development Grant, The Ohio State University

Member, Dalcroze Society of America; Past Member, City of Columbus Chapter, Toastmasters International


Married: Bob Hartzell (1991)
Sister: Mary K. Chess
Two cats

Making pieces of jewelry; Painting; Playing piano; Watching foreign movies, primarily Asian and Hindi movies; Spending time with husband; Playing with cats; Taking flying lessons; Relaxing with a cup of coffee and reading

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