Susan Wallin

Adjunct Instructor of Voice

Department/Affiliation: Music
Phone: 330-263-2419
Office Address: 165 Scheide


  • Bachelor of Music (Vocal Performance), Kent State University

Courses Taught

  • MUSC 140: Voice
  • MUSC 240: Voice

Biography, Performance, and Research

Susan Wallin was appointed at The College of Wooster in 2004. She holds the B. Mus. in Vocal Performance from Kent State University (1987) and is near completion of the M. Mus in Vocal Performance, also at Kent State. She has taught voice as leave replacement at Kent State, 1999-2000. She has taught voice at West Side Vocal Academy in Akron, 1997-present and has been Akron Public Schools Magnet Arts Vocal Instructor 1999-present. A sparkling coloratura is the calling card of soprano Susan Wallin, whose career includes notable performances as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with New York City Opera, Oper Der Stadt Köln, Central City Opera and Opera Carolina to name a few. She has performed the tour de force role of Zerbinetta in Ariadne Auf Naxos with Arizona Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Yum Yum in The Mikado and Adele in Die Fledermaus with New York City Opera, and Despina in Cosi fan Tutte with Arizona Opera. She has also perfomed with the Kentucky Opera, Chattanooga Opera, Greensboro Opera, and Chicago Opera Theatre. Other roles include Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Josephine in HMS Pinafore and Nanetta in Falstaff. Ms. Wallin has also appeared with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony and the North Carolina Symphony. Her orchestral repertoire includes C Minor Mass (Mozart), Requiem (Faure), The Creation (Haydn), Exultate Jubilate, (Mozart), The Messiah (Handel), CarminaBurana (Orff) and others. Awards include a 10,000 first prize at the MacAllister Awards, as well as first place with Opera Columbus and Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions. Ms Wallin, an Akron native, has won first place twice with both the Tuesday Musical Club Gertrude Pflaum Scholarship and the Akron Symphony ChorusJohn MacDonald Vocal Scholarship. Ms. Wallin made her Carnegie Hall debut singing The Messiah with The Masterworks Chorus under the direction of David Briskin. She performed in Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the North Carolina Symphony and the Canton Symphony. Recently, Ms. Wallin appeared with the Ashland Symphony in Carmina Burana, with The Akron Symphony in The Messiah, with Opera Cleveland in A Little Night Music and Il Barbieri di Siviglia and with Canton Symphony in the Coffee Contata. Ms. Wallin also teaches voice at West Side Vocal Academy in Akron.