Suzanne Tirk joined the faculty of Wichita State University’s School of Music in 2004 as Assistant Professor of Clarinet, serves as Principal Clarinetist of the Wichita Symphony, and is a member of the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet. Dr. Tirk holds a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from Lawrence University (WI) and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at Michigan State University. Her teachers include Elsa Ludewig Verdehr, Charles Neidich, Theodore Oien, Colin Lawson, Richard Faria, and Fan Lei. Ms. Tirk has been on the faculties of Bemidji State University, Lawrence University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, and Montana State University. Featured internationally as a guest artist and masterclass clinician, Suzanne is a committed proponent of new music having premiered many works. She has appeared as a guest soloist throughout Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Panama, England, Scotland, China, and the United States.

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Lieurance Woodwind Quintet
Wichita State University
School of Music, Box 53
Wichita, KS 67260-0053
(316) 978-6598