Susan Sievert Messersmith was a full-time member of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for 14 years. She is a faculty member at Charleston Southern University, teaching trumpet and brass choir, and is a very active freelance chamber and wedding musician in the Charleston area. Susan has performed with orchestras in Jacksonville, Roanoke, San Antonio, and Phoenix. She performs with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, the Wintergreen Festival, and the Symphonic Voyages Orchestra. Susan holds degrees in Trumpet Performance from Baldwin-Wallace College and the Eastman School of Music, and did additional post-graduate study at the Cleveland Institute of Music.