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BIOGRAPHY

Sue ConductingDr. Sue Klausmeyer is an active conductor in the Triangle area of North Carolina. She holds degrees in music from Meredith College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a Master of Music in Conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, studying with Joseph Flummerfelt, Allen Crowell, and Frauke Haasemann; and she received a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Earl Rivers and John Leman. She pursued additional studies in voice and Baroque performance practice at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Professional activities have included church, university, and community conducting.

Dr. Klausmeyer conducts the 60-voice UNC Women's Glee Club in numerous concerts each semester and on a Winter tour along with the UNC Men's Glee Club. She has conducted the 130-voice Chapel Hill Community Chorus since the fall of 2000 in choral/orchestral performances and has been instrumental with them in board development, grant writing, and commissioning a new work for the group's 25 th anniversary in 2005-06. In 2002 she initiated the Chapel Hill Community Summer Chorus that performs in collaboration with the University United Methodist Church Concert Series. In 2006 she initiated a new vocal ensemble called Cantari which is sponsored by CHCC and is available for community engagements and concerts. Also in the spring of 2007, she has served as guest conductor of the Women's Voices Chorus and conducted them in two Chapel Hill performances and in a Women's Choral Festival in Washington, D.C. In 2003 she was selected as a conducting fellow for the Chorus America national convention in Kansas City, MI. and had an opportunity to conduct the Dale Warland Singers and the Kansas City Chorale.

Photo of Sue KlausmeyerOther positions have included: Duke University Chapel. From 1998 to 2004 she conducted the Duke Vespers Ensemble, the Duke Divinity School Choir, the Duke Summer Choir, and assisted with the Duke Chapel Choir. She produced numerous concerts at Duke Chapel including a 9/11 Memorial Concert that featured over 300 singers from community and university choruses, the NC Symphony, and was broadcast on local television. The Duke Vespers Ensemble performed concerts and recorded a CD entitled “Evening Echoes from the Memorial Chapel.” She led music workshops for pastors in the Duke Divinity School.

Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She conducted the Chapel Choir, the Choral Union, an alumni choir, and taught advanced conducting. She planned and conducted the Chapel Choir spring tour in mid-western states.

Worthington Presbyterian Church. In addition to conducting the adult and children's music programs she initiated the Celebration of Sound Concert Series, two new adult vocal ensembles – The Renaissance Singers and the Chamber Singers, and a new handbell choir called the Tintinnabulators for senior citizens.

The University of Cincinnati. She conducted the Women's Glee Club in an active program of concerts and tours, and the Cabaret Singers- a vocal jazz ensemble of sixteen singers.

Binkley Baptist Church. She directed all adult and children's music programs; conducted the premiere performance of “The Story of Ruth” by Peter Klausmeyer including singers, actors, dancers and instrumentalists; conducted massed choirs of elementary aged singers at the NC Baptist Children's Music Camp at Caswell Beach; and worked with “Chime” a liturgical dance ensemble.

Klausmeyer organized a women's choral festival in Columbus, Ohio, and conducted workshops with high school students in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has adjudicated children's and high school choral competitions and in the summer of 1996 she served as the assistant conductor of the Cincinnati International Chorale's tour of Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany.

Dr. Klausmeyer has performed as a mezzo-soprano with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers in Carnegie Hall appearances, as a soloist at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, and in Spoleto, Italy, with numerous early music groups, and in recitals. She sang with the Cantari Singers of Columbus and with the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati.

During the summer of 1997 she was the recipient of a University of Cincinnati educational grant for advanced research in London, England on the choral manuscripts of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

 

2006-07 CONCERT SEASON

UNC Women's Glee Club

Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Fall Concert
Hill Hall Auditorium, UNC

All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord - Rene Clausen
Ave Maria - Zoltan Kodaly
Ave Maria - David MacIntyre
Magnificat - Z. Randall Stroope
Wir eilen mit schwachen, (from Cantata 78) - J.S. Bach
Ich wollt', meine Lieb' - Felix Mendelssohn
Nigra sum - Pablo Casals
We Are..(from Lessons) - Ysaye M. Barnwell
Why I Pity the Woman Who Never Spills - Elizabeth Alexander
Faith Is the Bird That Feels the Light - Elizabeth Alexander

January 4-8, 2007 Tour

Sunday, April 22, 2007
Spring Concert with Women's Voices Chorus

University Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, NC

Regnum mundi - Jacob Handl
Aure volanti - Francesco Caccini
Ezekiel Saw the Wheel - arr. David Moore
Ride On, King Jesus - arr. Moses Hogan
Magnificat - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Mizmor L'David - arr. Eleanor Epstein
Haflei Va-feleh - Epstein
In Praise of Music - David Conte
Alice in Wonderland Suite - Irving Fine
Shenandoah - arr. Kevin Riehle
Harriet Tubman - Walter Robinson, John Coates, Jr.
Blue Skies - Irving Berlin, Steve Zegree

Chapel Hill Community Chorus

December 15-16, 2006
Christmas Concert
Hill Hall Auditorium, UNC

Weihnachts-Oratorium, Parts V & VI - J.S. Bach
Behold, a Star from Jacob Shining - Mendelssohn
The Kings and the Shepherds (sung by Cantari) - Daniel Pinkham
We Three Kings of Orient Are - Stephen Paulus
Ye Sons of Men, with Me Rejoice - Frank Ferko

May 19, 2007
Spring Concert
Memorial Hall, UNC
Mendelssohn's ELIJAH
with NC Boys Choir, Orchestra, Soloists

Cantari

December 2, 2006
Christmas with Cantari
Binkley Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, NC

Salve sancta parens - Anon.
O magnum mysterium - Tomas Louis da Victoria
Quem pastores laudavere - Praetorius
This Is the Record of John - Orlando Gibbons
Hodie Christus natus est - Sweelinck
Magnificat - Arvo Part
O magnum mysterium - Morten Lauridsen
Riu, riu, chiu - Anon.
Fum, fum, fum - Parker/Shaw
Hacia Belen va un borrico - Parker/Shaw
The Kings and the Shepherds - Daniel Pinkham
Two Irish Christmas Carols - Frank Ferko
Jingle Bells - arr. Gordon Langford
Fruit Cake - Hagemann and Leka
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Anita Kerr
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson

April 20, 2007
What Sweeter Music
Christ United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, NC

McKay - Carol Varnett
Music Divine - Thomas Tomkins
Though Philomela Lost Her Love - Thomas Morley
Thus Sings My Dearest Jewel - Thomas Weelkes
There is Sweet Music Here - Stephen Chatman
Three Shakespeare Songs - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day - Z. Randall Stroope
Go, Lovely Rose - Eric Whitacre
Go Down, Moses - arr. Paul Carey
Greensleeves - Anon./ arr. Chilcott
Musik der Nacht - J. Strauss, arr. Chilcott
That Lonesome Road - James Taylor/arr. Carrington
Short People - Randy Newman/arr. Carrington