Susan Gerling

Director, Apprentice Chorus

Susan Gerling graduated with honors from California State University , Fullerton . She holds a Master of Music in Music Education from Silver Lake College in Wisconsin . Mrs. Gerling is certified by the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, and has additional education in early childhood music, Orff, and Dalcroze.

Her professional work experiences include directing children’s church choirs, teaching chorus and general music in both private and public schools, and serving as the founding director of a large community music school. She has presented workshops and served as guest conductor in area festivals.

At the present time she is employed by the Capistrano Unified School District, teaching elementary music education classes. At the First Presbyterian Church in Oceanside, she directs the “Angelicus Children’s Choir” and is employed as soprano section leader. She has taught graduate level music education classes at the University of San Diego and the University of Southern California .

Susan has two beautiful daughters, two charming son-in-laws, and one adorable baby grandson. She and her husband Larry, who is also the Apprentice Chorus accompanist, love entertaining in their Oceanside beach house. Both of them feel that spending Tuesday afternoons with the SCCC children is the best part of their week.

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