Areas of Study
Susan Hartger is a dedicated area teacher and musician. Hartger is the principal piccolo player and flautist for the Washington Symphony Orchestra. Since 2007, she has been principal flute of the Washington Camerata.
As a founding member of the Beau Street Players, Hartger has performed Renaissance, Baroque, Early American, and Celtic music in multiple venues in Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. In addition to flute and piccolo, Hartger performs on penny whistles, recorders, krumhorns, shawm, and sordunes. The Beau Street Players’ CD release, A Night at a Colonial Tavern, is a sampling of early American Music recorded live at the Century Inn. She has also played flute on several CDs by singer-songwriters Rick Baker and Pat Travis.
An experienced teacher, Hartger has taught private flute students of all ages for over 20 years, has assisted with the Trinity and McGuffey school districts’ music programs, and taught flute workshops in the western Pennsylvania area. In addition to her musical activities, Hartger teaches first grade for McGuffey School District.
Hartger holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Calvin College and a master’s in education from California University of Pennsylvania.