Dr. Susan Kirby Roe
Professor of Voice; Director of Choral Music and Department Head
Susan Kirby Roe 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. Her major teachers have been John David Stoudenmire, Jane Rolandi Gray, Edie Davis Tidwell, and Laury Christie. 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. She taught at Valdosta State University before joining the ABAC faculty in fall 2002. Dr. Roe was promoted to Professor of Voice at ABAC effective fall 2012. She serves ABAC as the director of the First Tuesday Performance Series, the Director of Choral Music, and, effective July 1, 2015, Head of the Department of Fine Arts.
Dr. Roe, soprano, has extensive operatic, oratorio,and solo experience and frequently performs sacred concerts throughout the Southeast. She is a master class clinician and serves as an adjudicator for large group ensembles for Georgia Music Educators Association, as well as the State Representative Repertoire and Standards Chair for American Choral Directors Association for colleges and universities with two year music programs. Her voice students have been heard on Broadway, the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, The Cincinnati Opera, and The Augusta Opera. She presently has students teaching music education in the public school systems across the state and students who have transferred after graduating from ABAC with wonderful scholarships to Georgia Southern University, Georgia State College and University, University of Georgia, and Columbus State University.
Dr. Roe’s professional affiliations include the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Music Teachers National Association, the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Georgia Music Educators Association.
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 Spring 2017