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As a professional musician, performer, and recording artist, and as a teaching artist with eighteen years of experience, my career has merged a passion for music and storytelling with a strong desire to nurture creativity in our diverse Cleveland community and beyond. Creating memorable performances on stage and in the studio fuels my imagination. Learning through movement, story and song are intrinsic to my teaching artist work. From concert and festival stages to schools and libraries, I share my passions with enthusiastic collaborators.
Professional Teaching Artist at Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio 1995 - Present
I present performances, workshops and residencies for students and professional development workshops for teachers. I integrate Theater Arts and Music with Literacy, Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science curriculum.
Founding partner of Muscle and Bone - Songs of Bob Dylan, January 2012 - Present
Acoustic/electric duo performs and records songs of Bob Dylan. Susan Weber; vocals and acoustic guitar. Walt Campbell; vocals, electric bass and harmonica.
Performing and recording songwriter and bandleader 1990 - 2008
Performed and recorded original music both solo and as bandleader of rock band, Susan Weber and Monet's Orbit. Co-founded Northeast Ohio Songwriters Circle. Presented songwriting workshops at Beck Center, The Lit, Lakewood Library, Cleveland Metroparks, Kent State Folk Festival.
Songwriting Team Leader at Captain Dave Productions 1998 - 2006
Songwriting team leader and music director for TV musical theater series.
Professional Teaching Artist at University Circle, Inc. 1994 - 1995
Presented performances and workshops for students. Integrated Theater Arts and Music with Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum.
Professional Teaching Artist at Fairmount School of Music Trio 1994 - 1995
Presented educational Roots and Rock performances for schools, museums and community events.
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH: RN, BSN, Nursing
Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI: BA, Religion and German
Music: Songwriting, Guitar, Vocals
Teaching Artist: Storytelling, Professional Development instruction for teachers, Arts/curriculum integration for Pre K through Grade 6
Other Arts: Videography, Writing, Web Design
Honors and Awards
Generation Next Creative Writing Contest Judge, Cuyahoga County Public Library 2009
Top Ten Local Album, CoolCleveland 2007
Best Female Singer-Songwriter, Free Times Music Award 2006
Guest performer, Emmy Award winning Words & Music TV 2006
Published poet, Tributaries, A Journal of Nature Writing 2005
Sunshine Award for Excellence in Arts Education, Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio 2003
Honor Award, Great American Song Contest 2003
Best Original Music, American International Film & Video Award 1998