She holds degrees from Texas Christian University, the first to earn two simultaneous degrees with four majors (Philosophy, Music Lit, Music Theory and Church Music), and from the Eastman School of Music (MM in Music Lit and Organ Performance). A Fulbright Scholar, recipient of the Diplome d’Orgue et Improvisation from the Schola Cantorum in Paris, as well as the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of North Texas, Susan Ferré was honored with a Distinguished Alumna award from that university in 2001. She was made an Honorary Alumna of the Perkins School of Theology in 2015 for her many years’ involvement coaching early music in the Master of Sacred Music program. Recently she delivered the Keynote Address of the inaugural meeting of MusForum in New York City and a 2016 video is featured in their Global Recital Series.
Susan joined Mountain Top as an advisor in 2009.