Visual and Performing Arts

Susan Fritts

Susan Fritts, M.M.

Private Lesson Instructor


Susan Fritts' Horn career has taken her around the world as both performer and teacher, beginning with the Melbourne Symphony and the Elizabethan Trust Opera Orchestras in Australia. She then lived in Germany for six years, performing operas in orchestras including Landestheater Detmold, Staatstheater Kassel, Gürzenich Cologne Opera, Philharmonia Hungarica, and off-stage Horn with Bayreuth Wagner Festival Orchestra. New with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic; her previous domestic orchestral experience encompasses positions with Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Mexico, Colorado Symphony orchestras, and the Colorado, Staunton (original instruments), Bellingham, and Eastern Music Festivals, as well as the Santa Fe Opera. She also served as Principal/Solo Horn with the United States Army Field Band in Washington, D.C. 

Ms. Fritts has taught Horn on university faculties in Virginia, New Mexico, Montana, Denver, and Florida. She loves inspiring young musicians and has coached the Horn and Brass sections of youth orchestras wherever she has lived. 

Susan earned her B.A. in Music Education at St. Olaf College, her M.M. in Horn Performance at Northwestern University, and was mentored by Gerd Seifert in Germany.