Susan Feldman

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Program:
    Early Music
  • Division:
    Scholarly and Professional Studies
  • Instrument:


Susan Feldman, violinist, is an active teacher in Los Angeles and performer throughout the United States. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, a master’s degree from the USC Thornton School, where she studied with Robert Lipsett, and a doctorate from USC Thornton in early music performance where she studied with James Tyler, Ingrid Matthews, and Elizabeth Blumenstock. She has devoted much of her professional career to the study of historically informed performance on period instruments from the Middle Ages through the Baroque. In 1999, Feldman co-founded La Monica, a period instrument chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music of the Baroque period. She is currently teaching at USC Thornton, the Stephen S. Wise Music Academy in Los Angeles, and maintains a private studio of 20 students. She performs regularly with Musica Angelica in Los Angeles, Bach Collegium San Diego, and Baroque Band in Chicago.

Academic degrees

  • DMA, University of Southern California
  • MM, University of Southern California
  • BM, Illinois Wesleyan University

Studied with:

Robert Lipsett, James Tyler, Ingrid Matthews, and Elizabeth Blumenstock