The School of Music and Fine Arts
Full Name: Susan Joyce
Adjunct Professor of Piano
B.M. Mannes College of Music; M.M. The Juilliard School; D.M.A. University of Miami
Dr. Susan Joyce began her piano studies at the age of seven at the Juilliard Preparatory School in New York City, studying with Mrs. Beatrice Allen for ten years and one year of study at the Manhattan School of Music. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the Mannes College of Music in New York where she studied with the famed Mme. Nadia Reisenberg. After earning a Master of Music degree in 1976 from The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, she earned her Doctorate in Musical Arts in 1981 at the University of Miami where she studied with the renowned concert pianist Ivan Davis. Susan Joyce made her formal New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall on May 11, 1982. She was acclaimed by Allen Hughes of the New York Times who wrote, “...Miss Joyce is a forthright player who produces clear, assertive piano tone in an unambiguous interpretation...playing that commanded respect for competence and seriousness of purpose... Dr. Joyce has made numerous concert appearances in New York, Florida (numerous recitals at The Norton Art Gallery in West Palm Beach, The Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, The Four Seasons Hotel in Palm Beach) and abroad, including La Paz, Bolivia, Madrid, Spain, and in the principle cities of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Dr. Joyce was on the faculty of the College of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, teaching piano, theory and counterpoint. She is currently a faculty member at Palm Beach Atlantic University, teaching private and class piano, as well as teaching privately at the Stuart School of Music in Stuart, Florida.