Rowan Prep Faculty Profile
Rie Suzuki joined Rowan University as Professor of Clarinet in 2002. Making her Tokyo debut in 1986 as a winner of the Japanese Clarinet Society Recital Series, while an undergraduate student at Musashino Academia Musicae, she has since appeared as soloist, recitalist, and collaborative artist nationally and internationally. Her performances have been heard at the Aspen, Sarasota, Apple Hill, and the AIMS Music Festivals, and in broadcasts on WQXR New York and WJHU Baltimore. She has also recorded on the Capstone Records label. An active orchestral and chamber musician, Rie Suzuki is a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia as well as a founding member of the Eastwinds Quintet and Tripod Trio, a Philadelphia based ensemble of clarinet, violin and piano. Dr. Suzuki earned her Master of Music degree from Webster University and Doctor of Musical Arts degree receiving an Orchestral Fellowship from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University. Her principal teachers include Loren Kitt, Robert Coleman, Tadao Funahashi, and the late Samuel Sanders.