As a solo artist Susan nurtures a calling that includes performing, songwriting and teaching. She has been invited to teach and perform at numerous festivals including the Cork Dulcimer Festival-Ireland, Swannanoa Gathering, NC, South West Dulcimer Festival, AZ, Cranberry Dulcimer Gathering, NY, and others.
Susan is acknowledged as a Folk Art and Traditional Artist by the SC Arts Commission and has served on the NC Arts and Science Council Talent Bureau 2004-present. She is also a recipient of a Regional Artist Grant from the NC Arts and Science Council, and a former member of the Charlotte Folk Society Board of Directors. Susan has also published instructional articles for the Mel Bay's Dulcimer Sessions.