Susan Ferré
Susan FerréAdvisor
Susan Ferré currently lives in her mother’s ancestral home of Gorham, NH, where she directs a non-profit organization, Music in the Great North Woods (www.musicgnw.org), bringing classical music to the North Country on period instruments. The Big Moose Bach Fest is now in its seventh year. She serves St. Barnabas Episcopal Church as Organist and Director of Music, and has maintained an active concert career, having performed widely in Europe, including three visits to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Scandinavia, Brazil, Canada, and throughout the United States. 

She has served the faculties of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology, University of North Texas and the University of Paris at Vincennes. For more than twenty years Susan Ferré directed the Texas Baroque Ensemble, sixteen singers and instrumentalists who pioneered performances of little known works, as well as major ones, using original instruments and early singing styles, and for fourteen years directed an Early Music Weekend at Round Top, Texas.

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.