Susan Bengtson-Price


Susan Bengtson-Price

SAA Member


Clarendon Hills, IL
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Susan Bengtson (violin & viola) is a passionate performer and music educator. A native of Richland, WA, Bengtson’s musical career has led her across the nation and the globe, performing as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician everywhere from Copenhagen to Hong Kong, and Cambridge to Aspen.

Susan graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music as a student of Jeffrey Irvine, and in 2018 with a MM from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music where she served as Helen Callus’ graduate assistant. During the 2017-18 season, she performed as a violist with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and in 2018 toured China and Hong Kong as assistant principal of the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra.

In 2021 Susan completed her doctoral coursework in viola performance as Michelle LaCourse’s teaching assistant at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. While in Boston, Susan performed regularly as a member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.

Susan completed her Suzuki Units 1-4 training with Teri Einfeldt and Units 6-7 with Nancy Jackson. She is now a faculty member at Mattix Music Studio in Western Springs, IL.