Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame

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Musical History of Susan Smith

Musical Influences

Susan Smith had a piano delivered to her home when she was eleven years old.  Her inspiration to learn to play came from listening to her mother as she played.  Her piano teacher, Myrtle Titus, was also her Mother’s piano teacher and Susan formed a bond with Myrtle that she will always treasure.

Musical Career

Susan formed The Smith Family in 1988.  This was a family band with children Jason, Rodger and Robin.  They performed for numerous events and church concerts in the Wabash Valley.

Around 1991, Susan met mother and daughter Brenda and Kim Secuskie and they formed Rhapsody,  performing around the Wabash Valley and Indianapolis, many times doing concerts along with “The Smith Family”.

She joined the Mirage Band in 2000.  She performed throughout the Wabash Valley with Mirage, leaving the band at the beginning of 2006. 

In addition to performing with bands, Susan has performed as a solo act for many years, playing for weddings and receptions, and functions where dinner music or background music was needed.

She is pianist, organist and choir director at the Coloma Friends Church.  She also plays for Saturday evening Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rockville.  She has played for numerous musicals at the Historical Ritz Theatre in Rockville, and at North Vermillion High School.  She accompanies area school students at the I.S.S.M.A. contest at North Vigo High School.

A role that Susan has enjoyed most is that of music teacher.  She gave piano lessons at home for many years.  She has been a Teacher Assistant at the Rockville Christian Church Preschool for over 17 years, teaching children about singing and musical instruments.

Memorable Moments

Susan's group, Rhapsody, recorded a CD entitled “Blessings”.

Perhaps her most prized role has been teaching music to children, planting the seed so they, too, will know the joy of music.

Hall of Fame

Susan was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2012.

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Last update on 17 Dec 2016