Susan Wygant

Beginnings

A native of Detroit, Michigan flutist, pianist, performer and teacher, Susan Peck-Wygant, began her musical studies at the age of 9 when she started flute in 4th grade at Bagley Elementary school in Detroit.  She began piano first on her own, and then with formal lessons at age 11.  Being raised in a large family, where her father sang folk songs with his guitar or woke the family with Beethoven’s fifth, Susan has always had a great love of music.

Education

Susan attended Michigan State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in Flute Performance.  While at MSU, she studied flute with Israel Borouchoff and Mary Ellen Poole.  Susan also studied piano, music theory, aural harmony, orchestration and music history.  Susan performed as a soloist on both piccolo and flute in the MSU Orchestra, The MSU Wind Ensemble and at the MSU New Music concerts.  Susan was a flutist in the MSU graduate level Woodwind Quintet while she was just a Junior and Senior.  After graduation, Susan continued her studies with the late, former DSO piccoloist, Clement Barone.

Teaching

Susan began teaching flute while a Junior at Michigan State University. She found she loved to teach music, and upon graduation, she was teaching flute at schools throughout the metro Detroit area and at Flute World in Farmington Hills.  She currently resides in Farmington Hills, Michigan where she teaches piano and flute in her home studio.  Susan teaches both children and adults, beginners through intermediate levels.  Her students perform in annual recitals and have other performance opportunities available to them.

Performing

Susan currently enjoys playing flute in the Michigan Flute Orchestra under the direction of Gail Green. Susan has played piccolo in the Warren Symphony Orchestra, the Macomb Symphony Orchestra,  the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and the Traverse City Encore Winds. She has performed as a freelance flutist for many years, playing at weddings, wine tastings, private parties and Christmas concerts. She has performed in a flute and harp duo with harpist Kelly Yousoufian and performed with organist Sally Lewis in Traverse City Michigan.