Susan Morton received her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the Artist Diploma in cello performance at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. Her teachers have included Eleonore Schoenfeld, Robert Marsh, and David Finckel of the Emerson String Quartet. Ms. Morton toured Europe with the International Music Program and has performed with orchestras from northern Minnesota to eastern North Carolina to southern Louisiana. As an active orchestral and chamber musician, she enjoys playing throughout the region as a musician for weddings, funerals, parties, church services, and other functions. She is principal cellist of the Rapides Symphony and has been a cellist with the Acadiana Symphony since 1998.
Ms. Morton has taught private cello lessons for twenty-five years, and Strings in the public schools for ten years. She currently teaches cello at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, the Acadiana Symphony Conservatory, and her private studio. Ms. Morton is an enthusiastic advocate for Strings education and the expansion of cello performance into non-traditonal and diverse musical genres.