Susan Larson recognized by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Susan Larson, a violin, viola, and chamber music instructor for the Denison University Suzuki Program, and director of the Newark-Granville Youth Symphony, is a winner of the Columbus Symphony 2020 Music Educator Award.
Larson is the founder and artistic director of the Newark-Granville Youth Symphony. From 2006-11, she was director of orchestras for Newark City Schools. In 2009, her string orchestra, the Newark High School Sinfonia, was awarded first runner up for the National Orchestra Cup at Lincoln Center, earning them a front-page story in the New York Times and an invitation to the White House. For 15 years, Larson served as director of orchestras for Bexley City Schools. She is currently a violin, viola, and chamber music instructor for the Denison University Suzuki Program and is the executive director of the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra. She has been a conductor and clinician for school ensembles, regional orchestras, and honors orchestras throughout the Midwest. She has conducted the Women in Music Symphony Orchestra and String Sinfonia and has served as conductor and music director for Otterbein University.
Each winner will receive a $2,500 grant to spend at their discretion on music education endeavors. Larson will be presented with her award at a dinner on Saturday, March 28, at 5:30pm at The Sheraton Capitol Square (75 E. State St.).