Suzanne Newcomb

Suzanne Newcomb is an active solo and collaborative artist who has performed as soloist or on stage with nearly every orchestra in the region. In 2023 alone, Suzanne performed concerti by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Florence Price. An associate musician at the CSO, she also appears regularly in recitals with Columbus’ professional musicians. In addition to frequent Camarata Trio performances with Ariane Sletner and Luis Biava, Suzanne has performed in VIVO chamber music concerts and solo recitals at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Dr. Newcomb received her MM and DMA degrees in piano performance from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, studying piano under Leon Fleisher. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Suzanne has been teaching piano full-time for many years. She stays involved in her continuing education and professional associations. She has presented lectures to national audiences at MTNA Conferences. Suzanne has presented many sessions on various pedagogical topics for OhioMTA and also gave a lecture-recital on Women Composers at the NKU Piano Pedagogy seminar.
She has served terms as president at both the district and state levels of MTNA. In March 2023, she was honored in Reno, NV, as an MTNA Foundation Fellow, a lifetime achievement award. She frequently adjudicates for statewide piano events such as Buckeye, CMTA, the CSO Young Musicians, and MTNA competitions.

Dr. Newcomb is a senior lecturer and staff pianist at Otterbein University. She has a successful home studio in Upper Arlington of about eighteen enthusiastic pre-college students.

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