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Sue Mitchell Wallace

Atlanta, GA


Sue Mitchell-Wallace is an award-winning Fellow of the American Guild of Organists and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. She has been on the faculties of Broward Community College, Florida Atlantic University and Birmingham Southern Conservatory of Music. She served on the Professional Certification Committee for AGO for four years; she was Councillor for Education for the AGO for six years and oversaw expansion of the Pipe Organ Encounters program, Educational Resources and the archive DVD’s of Catharine Crozier, Frederick Swann, Gerre Hancock and Marie-Claire Alain. She has also served on the national boards of the Hymn Society of America, Leadership Program for Musicians and Presbyterian Association of Musicians. She is an active recitalist, commissioned composer and workshop leader for national conferences, reaching a broad spectrum of denominations. She was chair of the Atlanta Presbytery Worship team for two years and currently serves as a member of the Diocesan Music Commission in Atlanta. She has concertized from California to Holland, Wales to Texas, including two recitals at Westminster Abbey, Queens College, Oxford, US Naval Academy and National Cathedral.


She was featured on the DVD by Selah Publishing Company entitled “The Art and Craft of Playing Hymns”. Her compositions are published by seven publishers. She has planned and led hymn festivals throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and is featured on a Dobson Organ Company recording. Her collaboration with John Head and Hope Publishing has resulted in six collections of music for trumpet and organ. As an organ/piano/ composition student and graduate of the preparatory division of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Rollins College, Westminster Choir College, Barry College and the University of Miami she was a student of Gerald Snyder, Thomas Brockman, Thomas Spacht, Catharine and Harold Gleason, Robert Hufstader, James Progris, Mieczysław Horszowski; she coached privately with David Craighead, Paul Manz and Austin Lovelace. In October, 2010, she spent a week with Alice Parker, as a composition fellow.

Sue has served as organist / minister of music in Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopal churches in Florida, Alabama and Georgia; she is a member of AAM. She is the clinician for the 2011 Sacred Music Conference at the University of Florida and will be co-leading a hymn festival in Colorado Springs for the annual conference of the Hymn Society of America in July, 2011. Currently, she serves as interim organist at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.

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