Susanna Campbell is a passionate and experienced music educator and performer based in Houston, Texas. Recent concert highlights include a Facebook live stream concert during the COVID-19 pandemic and a concerto performance with the Baytown Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of Shoso Duo – a shakuhachi and harp ensemble merging western and eastern cultures and music and AURORA – a harp, flute, and cello ensemble embracing classical repertoire while championing contemporary music by emerging composers.
Susanna served as principal harpist with the Central Texas Philharmonic from 2016 to 2021 and also plays on occasion with the Symphony of Southeast Texas. In addition to performing, she maintains a private harp and piano studio and takes great delight in training and mentoring young musicians. Susanna also teaches music classes at Lone Star College, is on faculty at the Houston Summer Harp Festival, and music directs at King's Cross.
Her work as a freelance musician takes her to stylish venues such as the St. Regis Hotel, the Petroleum Club, and Briscoe Manor. Susanna is available to play for church services, weddings, receptions, corporate parties, graduations, funerals, or musical productions. It is her delight to perfectly complement the atmosphere of your event and to meet your personal tastes with a specially tailored assortment of music.
Susanna was a winner of the Concerto/Aria Competition at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013, a 1st place winner of the Mildred Milligan Harp Competition in 2010, winner of the Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship in 2008, first chair harpist for the All-State Symphony Orchestra in 2007, and winner of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Concerto Competition in 2005. She received a Master's in Harp Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University where she studied with Ms. Emily Mitchell.