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Susan Jane Matthews
has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, including solo organ recitals at St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York City; La Madeleine and St.-Sulpice, Paris; St. Paulís Cathedral, London, and the Himmerod Abbey, Germany. She has been featured on the American radio programs Pipedreams, Organ Loft, and With Heart and Voice.

Since October 2005, she has been Director of Music at St. Paulís Episcopal Church in Burlingame, California where she founded the St. Paulís Choir School. She previously served as Director of Music at St. Michaelís Cathedral, Boise, Idaho, and as Principal Organist of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, where she recorded the solo organ CD Chosen Tunes in 2004.

Dr. Matthews completed a Bachelor of Arts Phi Beta Kappa at Haverford College with honors in chemistry, and Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in organ at the Eastman School of Music. The winner of the 1998 Rodland Memorial Scholarship Competition, she also received First Place in the 1993 American Guild of Organists (AGO) Region III Competition for Young Organists.

Dr. Matthews served as Dean of the San Francisco and Les Bois Chapters of the AGO, as a faculty member at the San Francisco Chapter 2005 Pipe Organ Encounter, and has presented workshops at conventions and chapter programs. She has served as an assistant director at the Pacific Northwest Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) training course, and as organist and junior girls headmaster at the course in her hometown of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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The former principal organist of Grace Cathedral, Susan Jane Matthews presents the first recording of the cathedral's ∆olian-Skinner organ in more than ten years. With a program of well-known English, French, and American works, Matthews demonstrates the wide variety of sounds possible from this landmark instrument, set in the acoustics of one of America's most grand, neo-Gothic spaces. The former principal organist of Grace Cathedral, Susan Jane Matthews presents her second recording on the landmark Aeolian-Skinner organ of Grace Cathedral. Recorded with DXD technology, Susan Jane Matthews reveals the extraordinary tonal resources of this historic instrument, set in an acoustic with power bass and long reverberation.
   
 
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