Susan Wallin, is a lecturer in Voice at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. She received a B.M., M.M., in Vocal Performance from Kent State University. Wallin teaches Applied voice, Voice class and Singers' Phonetics at BW. She is versatile in her pedagogical approach with bel canto, belt, classical and contemporary theatre styles.
A sparkling coloratura is Wallin’s calling card as her career includes notable performances as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with Oper Der Stadt Köln, New York City Opera, Central City Opera, Opera Carolina, to name a few. Other highlights include: New York City Opera (Die Fledermaus, Mikado), Lyric Opera of Kansas City, (tour de force role of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos), Arizona Opera (Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Fledermaus, Cosi fan Tutte), Opera Carolina (Die Zauberflöte, Falstaff). Kentucky Opera, Chattanooga Opera, Greensboro Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Opera Columbus and Opera Grand Rapids, with Opera Cleveland she performed in A Little Night Music and Il Barbieri di Siviglia as Berta to rave reviews. Wallin has appeared with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Ashland Symphony, Akron Baroque and Richmond Symphony. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as Soprano soloist in The Messiah. Awards include a 10,000 first prize at the MacAllister Awards, first place with Opera Columbus, Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions and Tuesday Musical Club. Recent accomplishments include performances with Akron Baroque, a unique collaboration with Verb Ballet and Chamber Music Society of Ohio, as soloist in Ravel's Shéhérazade, creating and hosting the 1st - Independent Voice Teachers Conference, a directorial debut with Bye, Bye Birdie and School of Rock at Weathervane Community Playhouse. Ms. Wallin owns a thriving private studio, West Side Vocal Academy, and is currently serving a 2-year term as President of the board of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Ohio Chapter.