Dr. Susan Joyce began her piano studies at the age of seven at the Juilliard Preparatory School in New York City, studying with Mrs. Beatrice Allen for ten years and one year of study at the Manhattan School of Music. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the Mannes College of Music in New York where she studied with world famous pianist, Mme. Nadia Reisenberg. Susan went on to earn a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. Finally, she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Miami, where she studied with the renowned concert pianist, Ivan Davis, who called Miss Joyce “one of the best pianists in the State of Florida.” While studying at the University of Miami, Susan received an award for being the most outstanding musician at the University. Dr. Joyce had the honor of being inducted into the National Music Honor Society, Phi Kappa Lambda.
Subsequently, Dr. Susan Joyce made her formal New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall. She was acclaimed by Allen Hughes of the New York Times who wrote, “…Miss Joyce is a forthright player who produces clear, assertive piano tone in an unambiguous interpretation…playing that commanded respect for competence and seriousness of purpose…”
She has made numerous concert appearances in New York and Florida, including recitals at The Norton Art Gallery in West Palm Beach, The Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, The Four Seasons Hotel in Palm Beach, and the Maltz Theatre in Jupiter. Dr. Joyce has also performed abroad, from Europe to South America. She was invited by The Philharmonic Society of La Paz, Bolivia to perform five concerts in Bolivia which included the American Ambassador’s residence. Her audience consisted of 60 foreign dignitaries from around the world. Raul Barragan, music critic of La Paz stated, “The artist showed great technique and understanding of the different styles in her repertoire…”. Dr. Joyce performed at the Consul General’s Residence in Madrid, Spain. Locally, Susan Joyce has also been a guest artist with the Treasure Coast Pops Orchestra, and the Palm Beach Atlantic University Orchestra.
Dr. Joyce is a long standing professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and at The Stuart School of Music. She has taught advanced techniques to many piano teachers.