Susan Montgomery Kinsey
- Office Location:
- Bertea Hall 222
- (714) 744-2109
- Chapman University, Bachelor of Music in Performance
California State University, Fresno, Master of Music in Performance
- Soprano Susan Montgomery is a gifted, versatile, and much sought after concert and recording artist. She has appeared with, among others, the London Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Choral Society, New York Virtuoso Singers, Long Island Baroque Ensemble, Desoff Choir Concert Series, Santa Barbara Symphony, Ojai Music Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Los Angeles Bach Festival and at the Baroque Music Festival in Corona del Mar. Recently the soprano was thrilled to return to her home town to perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra for their 75th Anniversary Concert at the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach. In recital and concert music, most recently, the soprano sang at Zipper Concert Hall in Los Angeles the rarely performed Schutz St. John Passion, and at Biola College in a duet recital of art song and opera selections with fellow Chapman voice professor, tenor Jonathan Mack.
A Los Angeles Times review of Miss Montgomery's performance of the Haydn Creation Mass performed at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with the Los Angeles Master Chorale conducted by Paul Solomonovich: "a spirited singer, soaring with fluid purity and point. An exuberantly communicative performance that promises to linger in the audiences' memory".
A member of the Screen Actors Guild, Susan has made contributions on television and movie scores including Matrix Revolutions, Around the World in Eighty Days, Scooby Doo 2, Snow Falling on Cedars, Galaxy Quest, and her beautiful voice is featured on the award winning soundtrack CD of the HBO movie Angels in America.
Miss Montgomery earned degrees in vocal performance from Chapman University and California State University, Fullerton. Susan is proud to be a part of the adjunct vocal faculty at Chapman University and maintains her own private vocal studio from her home in Long Beach, California.