Susan Pierce has been a music educator for 35 years. She taught chorus and classroom music in Rome, GA for the majority of her career. Ms. Pierce holds a Masters degree in Music Education from the University of West Georgia and a Specialist in Education degree from Georgia State University. She recently served her 10th year as the Music Director for Second Avenue United Methodist Church in Rome, Georgia. Ms. Pierce's leadership roles as a musician and music educator include State Chair for the Georgia Music Educators Association Elementary Division; Student Teacher Supervisor and adjunct instructor for University of West Georgia and Shorter University; and Staff Singer and Section Leader for First United Methodist Church in Rome. She sang with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus for seven years when both were under the direction of Robert Shaw. Ms. Pierce was a member of the William Baker Festival Singers of Atlanta and is now in her fourth season with the Lynn Swanson Festival Singers. She serves as the Choral Administrator for the newly formed Northwest Georgia Festival Singers and is a charter member of that group.