Susan Griesdale


Susan Griesdale is an award winning  Composer, Piano Teacher, Clinician and Adjudicator. Susan studied piano with Elizabeth Pengelly and earned her ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She studied Composition and Theory with Composers Michael J. Rudman and Julian Miran and Piano Pedagogy with Mrs. Marina Geringas at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is also an Associate Composer of the CMC (Canadian Music Center).

Susan has published collections for piano, violin, flute, chamber music for toy pianos and choral works. You will find her violin music in the 2013 RCM Violin Series and her piano music is listed in the 2015 RCM Piano Syllabus, the Conservatory Canada Syllabus as well as the ACNMP’s Contemporary Showcase Syllabus. She also has many works published in the Canadian National Conservatory’s Northern Lights Publications.

Her award winning Arctic Voices for piano won the CFMTA Call for Compositions in 2011. Her piano music has been chosen as required repertoire for Music Festival Composer Classes and is also included in the MusIQ Club – an after school software program developed for schools across the USA and Canada.

As a clinician Susan has performed and presented piano compositions at both National (CFMTA) and Provincial Conventions, the Toronto Chapter of MYC, at the Suzuki Festival in Kingston Ontario, as well as for ORMTA branches throughout Ontario. She also runs Composition Masterclasses for local teachers and their students.