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Dr. Susan Kirby Roe

Fine Arts
Head, Department of Fine Arts and Professor of Voice

Music 106
229. 391.4943

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 2018

Monday- 9:00am-10:00am 12:00pm- 1:00pm; 4:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday-9:00am-10:00am; 2:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday-9:00am-11:00am; 4:00pm-5:30pm
Friday-10:00am-11:00am; 11:50am- 12:50pm 2:00pm-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.

MUSC 1005 Music Concert Attendance


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» Music Performances for Fall 2017

0 hours. Prerequisite: must be a music student in good academic standing. This course will be repeated each term with students signing a contract acknowledging the lists of concerts offered at ABAC each semester. A grade of S/U will be designated on students transcripts to
meet the institution of transfer’s requirement for concert attendance. This is a necessary requirement for all music students and especially those seeking a four-year music degree at a school with accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Fall and Spring.