SUE TOMLIN who now resides in Macon, Georgia, grew up in a musical family with her mother playing the piano and organ, and her father playing some country guitar.  When Sue was 6 years old and living in Shreveport, Louisiana, she began her formal piano lessons which continued for 11 years.  In the 6th grade she began her study of the viola in the public schools of Shreveport and performed with the Shreveport Junior Symphony.  She has gone on to perform with numerous orchestras around the Southern states as well as in Minnesota.

SUE earned her B. A. in 1975 from the University of Alabama and has completed her course work for teacher certification in Georgia.

She has taught in the public schools of Albany, Georgia as well as the public schools of Asheville, North Carolina, and has been on the faculty of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia.

She was the director of “The Macon Junior Symphony” for 6 seasons and is presently a violist with the Macon Symphony Orchestra.

SUE “discovered” fiddling near the end of her college studies at the U. of A.  From there she won numerous fiddle and talent contests.  She founded the “Northeast Minnesota Fiddlers’ Club” in Duluth, Minnesota,  and was awarded an emerging artist grant in Asheville, North Carolina to write her fiddle book of arrangements entitled “21 Fiddle Tunes.”  She has been an instructor for 6 years at the “Swannanoa Gathering,” a folk music camp in Asheville teaching “Jump Start Fiddling” and “Violin Technique.”


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