Nora Suggs, Flute and Shakuhachi

NORA SUGGS -- Flute and Shakuhachi

Dr. Nora Suggs is a graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, with extensive private education in music, and degrees in biology, English literature, medicine and surgery. She has played in England, Canada, Japan, Italy, Alaska, and throughout the continental United States, and is now active as a teacher, recitalist, and chamber musician in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Dr. Suggs is SATORI's Artistic Director, and has taught at Bethlehem's Moravian University as well as the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley. For over 20 years she has performed and recorded with Two Part Invention, a flute/classical guitar duo, commissioning and premiering six new works, performing multiple concerts, and recording three CDs. She also teaches and performs on shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute. She studies shakuhachi with Dai-Shihan James Nyoraku Schlefer, and received both her Jun-Shihan shakuhachi performance and teaching accreditation and her Shihan (Master) license from his New York City Kyo-Shin-An dojo, endorsed by Dai-Shihan Kurahashi Yodo II of Kyoto, Japan. Currently she is pursuing additional shakuhachi studies with Dr. Riley Lee of Australia.