Early in her career, Susan Fritts taught instrumental music during the school days in Melbourne, Australia and in the evenings free-lanced with groups including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Elizabethan Trust Melbourne Opera Orchestra, and the Australian Symphony Orchestra. She later lived in Germany for six years, experiencing the Wall coming down, and performing in (opera) orchestras including Landestheater Detmold, Staatstheater Kassel, Cologne Opera "Guerzenich", Philharmonia Hungarica, and off-stage Horn with the Bayreuth Wagner Festival Orchestra. Performing Wagner's "Ring" has been one of her most exciting musical experiences. Ms. Fritts was also a member of several Hunting-Horn groups in Germany. In the USA she has held positions with the Kansas City Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony (FL), Colorado Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Bellingham Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, and the US Army Field Band in Washington, D.C.. Susan's former teaching posts have included academic positions teaching Horn at universities in Montana, Colorado, Florida, and New Mexico. She loves working with young musicians and has coached the Horn and brass sections of the Youth Orchestras of Melbourne, Missoula, Albuquerque, Jacksonville, and Denver.
Ms. Fritts earned her B.A. in Music Education at St. Olaf College, her M.M. in Horn Performance at Northwestern University, and she studied privately with Gerd Seifert in Berlin.