Susan McClaskey Lohr
Susan McClaskey Lohr is a native of Kentucky where she began piano studies at age seven and soon discovered a passion for accompanying. She received degrees in Choral Music Education and Piano Performance at the University of Kentucky.
Susan was a staff accompanist at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, MI and served on the piano faculty of Meredith College. She has collaborated with such musical luminaries as conductors Robert Shaw and Robert DeCormier and soprano Gwendolyn Bradley of the Metropolitan Opera.
Susan became the accompanist for the North Carolina Master Chorale in 2002 and since that time has participated in the preparation and performance of dozens of choral masterworks. Highlights of her stint with NCMC include duo piano performances of Carolina Ballet’s Carmina Burana, Brahms’ Liebeslieder and Neue Liebeslieder Walzer with the Chamber Choir, and Stravinsky’s Les Noces. In 2009, she was a featured soloist with the Tar River Orchestra in a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. In 2014, she was featured in the Master Chorale’s performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.
Susan is pianist at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Raleigh, is a staff accompanist at Campbell University and maintains an active schedule as a freelance artist.