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Susan Williams

Dr. Susan Williams is one of the world’s most well-known specialists in baroquetrumpet and over the last 30 years has performed and recorded with many of Europe’s finest early music ensembles as soloist, chamber musician and in orchestral projects. She has also initiated and realised many of her own artistic projects involving natural trumpets. She teaches at The Royal Conservatoire The Hague and at the University of the Arts in Bremen.


In addition to teaching natural trumpet and leading ensemble projects and workshops Susan has been giving regular courses in practicing and performance preparation for over twenty years. Susan is actively involved in curriculum development in the area of training practicing. She teaches in staff development programs in The Netherlands, Belgium and Austria as well as for the AEC (European Association of Conservatoires) and the Netzwerk Musikhochschulen of Germany. She has carried out research on the topics of attentional focus and musical imagery, as well as self-regulated learning and peer learning for musicians. Susan’s book Quality Practice has enjoyed wide popularity amongst musicians and teachers. In 2020 she developed NOTES: a Musician’s Reflective Journal.

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