Dr. Susan Kirby Roe
Fine Arts and Communication
Professor of Voice; Director of Choral Music and Department Head
Susan Kirby Roe, soprano, earned the Bachelor of Music degree from Converse College, the Master of Church Music in vocal pedagogy from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal performance from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Roe served on the faculty of Francis Marion University for ten years as a tenured Assistant Professor of Music before moving to Tifton in 1996 where she taught at Valdosta State University before joining the ABAC faculty in a full time position in the fall of 2002. She is currently the Head of the Department of Fine Arts, Professor of Voice at ABAC, Director of the First Tuesday Performance Series and the Director of Choral Music. In addition to these duties, Dr. Roe teaches applied voice, and music appreciation as needed.
Dr. Roe performs frequently throughout the southeast as a recitalist and sang in opera and oratorio productions of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, the Louisville Symphony, and the Kentucky Opera Association while she resided in Louisville, Kentucky. In returning to her native state of South Carolina, she resumed performing for churches throughout the Southeast, the Florence Symphony Pops Concert, and the prestigious Koger/ Burns Memorial Concert Performance. She has studied voice under John David Stoudenmire, Jane Rolandi Gray, Edie Davis Tidwell, and Laury Christie.
Dr. Roe’s professional affiliations include the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Music Teachers National Association, The American Choral Directors Association, and the Music Educators National Association and the state of Georgia with each of these Associations. She serves as an adjudicator by the GMEA Choral Council for large group ensembels and in the Repertoire and Standards Chair of two year colleges and music programs for Georgia ACDA.
DMA Voice Performance, The University of South Carolina, 1992
MCM Vocal Pedagogy, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1979
BM Voice Performance/Music Education, Converse College, 1977
Office Hours Fall 2015
Monday 9:00am-12:00pm and 4:00-5:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-5:30pm
Thursday 10:oo-12:00pm and as needed by appointment
Friday 9am-10:00am and 2:00-3:00pm
Please always schedule an appointment to see me during my office hours as I am usually busy with office work. Thank you.