SUSAN J. CLEARMAN (composer, pianist, accordionist and organist) is a native of Florida, and earned a degree in music composition at Florida State University, graduating cum laude. She studied composition under Dr. John Boda and piano performance under Leonard Mastrogiacomo.

In the following 25 years in Atlanta, she was active as a freelance pianist, accordionist and organist. In addition to area recitals, musical theater, folk fests, wedding and convention engagements, she has performed in Ireland, Scotland, Israel, Bolivia, Honduras, the West Indies, Canada, and across the United States. In 1986 she was the featured accordionist with the Atlanta Ballet in New York City.

Between 2004-2007 she took a sabbatical to study music orchestration in Boston, MA, and now divides her time between Atlanta, GA and Highlands, NC. While she continues to be in demand as a performer, Ms. Clearman is gaining new recognition for her expanding career as a composer.