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Susan Vollmer, Horn

Susan Vollmer is principal horn of the Santa Cruz County Symphony and a member in the Napa Valley Symphony and the Sacramento Philharmonic. Since 1998 she has been principal horn in the San Francisco Opera Center Orchestra, and an active freelance performer with such groups as the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet. Ms. Vollmer has performed internationally with the Belgian National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Flemish Ballet, Mexico City Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra and Bolshoi Ballet, among others. She has worked on commercial recordings at the Skywalker Ranch and Fantasy Studios, and has recently collaborated at San Francisco Jazz Center and Opera Parallèle. Besides teaching at UC Santa Cruz, Ms. Vollmer has studios in Palo Alto and San Francisco, and is an Artist-in-residence at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts. She holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Ms. Vollmer lives in San Francisco.