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Dr. Susan Kirby Roe

Fine Arts
Professor of Voice; Director of Choral Music and Department Head

Music 209
229. 391.4943

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 ensembles 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

Wednesday  9:00am-11:00am

Thursday 10:00-11:00pm 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.


Concert Choir


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» Syllabus for Chamber Singers

1 hour. Open to any student who has been a member of a school or church choir. Fall, Spring.

Jazz Choir


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1 hour. Open to any student who is a member of the chorus and who can qualify. Fall, Spring.

Applied Voice


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MUSC 1181 A, B APPLIED MUSIC. 1 hour. One 30-minute lesson a week in piano, organ, other instrument or voice. Designed for a music major taking a secondary applied. For Voice majors only.
MUSC 1182 A, B APPLIED MUSIC. 2 hours. One 50-minute lesson a week in piano, organ, other instrument or voice. Designed for a music major taking a principal applied. A weekly studio voice class (meets every Monday at 3:30 p.m.). This hour long seminar provides essential practice in correct pronunciation, singing, and interpreting English, German, Italian, and French languages. Music Majors Only. Fall, Spring.

Music Appreciation


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» Study Sheet for Baroque Period Listening Exam
» Study Sheet for Classical Period
» Study Sheet for Romantic Period and Final Listening Exan
» Study Sheet for Second Test/Baroque Period

3 hours. Prerequisite: Exemption from or successful completion of READ 0099 and ENGL 0099. An introduction into the basics of music and a study of masterpieces of music literature, as well as a brief overview of the history of music. This course is designed for those individuals who have little background or basic knowledge of music. Fall, Spring, Summer.

American Popular Music


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» Music Performance Calendar

MUSC 4300 AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: A MULTICULTURAL STUDY. 3 hours. Designed to study America’s two-hundred years of music history: the traditions of African-American roots in the creation of Country music in America, European American traditions, Latin Music in America, Native American and Asian influences. A survey of modern jazz as well as folk music to hip-hop will be included. Fall



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» Recital Format

This page is designed to house all forms and required events for music majors.