Susan Montgomery Kinsey
- Office Location:
- Oliphant Hall 308
- 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.
In recent concerts 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. Other concert appearances throughout the southland have featured Susan in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, Handel's Messiah, the Mass in B minor of J.S. Bach, Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio and numerous other recital engagements including a Faculty Song Recital at Chapman University. This Spring Susan was featured as a guest artist in concert at Long Beach City College, performing a program of Musical Theater and Operetta selections as well as an appearance in the role of the Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with the Palisades Symphony.
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 the late Paul Solomonovich: “a spirited singer, soaring with fluid purity and point. An exuberantly communicative performance that promises to linger in the audiences memory”.
As a recording artist, 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. The soprano also recorded a new work with the London Symphony Orchestra, an independent opera project entitled “Orfeo – Opera for a New Age”.
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.