Susan Turcotte Gavriel
overture string ensemble
Susan Turcotte Gavriel received her undergraduate music degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and earned her Master of Music Education at Southern Illinois University where she served as teaching assistant to Professor John Kendall.
She has been clinician and conductor for workshops, festivals, and summer institutes from Maine to California.
As founding member and Master Teacher of the UMass Lowell String Project, she supervised student teaching assistants and instructed the introductory string pedagogy course.
Ms. Turcotte Gavriel enjoys playing, as well as teaching music, and performs regularly with the Vista Philharmonic Orchestra in Groton, MA. She has established and directed public and private school string programs in numerous communities throughout Massachusetts.
Ms. Turcotte Gavriel joined NMYO for in the spring of 2018 conducting the Prelude String Ensemble for five and one-half years. She takes up the baton to conduct the Overture String Ensemble in September 2023 and also coaches an NMYO chamber music ensemble each winter. She thoroughly enjoys working with NMYO's many fine musicians!