A native of Bay Village, Ohio, Susan Gordon was appointed to the viola section of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in March 1987. Before joining the SLSO, she was a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra String Quartet in Residence, where she studied with Dr. Jerzy Kosmala, Professor of Viola at Louisiana State University. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Edward Ormond and later joined the class of Cleveland Orchestra Principal Viola, Robert Vernon (the two are former members of the SLSO). Gordon has served the STL Symphony in numerous roles including Co-Chair of the Musician’s Council for many years and with various other committees. She is one of the founders of a local recording company, AAM Recordings, dedicated to helping local musicians make their recording projects a reality. In 2009, Gordon established the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis with her husband, Marc, which has enjoyed great acclaim in the St. Louis community. She enjoys performing chamber music in this informal environment and the challenge of administrating the organization. Outside of her musical activities, Susan Gordon enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband.