John Cage Turns 100!!
Suzie Berndt is a percussionist, educator, and arts coordinator in the East Valley. Throughout her career, she has studied and/or performed with the internationally-renowned percussion group So Percussion, the Prism Saxophone Quartet, and composer David Maslanka, among others. She is also an avid multiethnic percussionist, having studied West African drumming, Javanese Gamelan, and steel pan, the latter of which she plays frequently with the Phoenix-area group JT's Island Steel. Suzie has additionally taught percussion, general music, and marching band front ensembles throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Arizona. Suzie holds a BM in Music Education from James Madison University, and will receive the Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from ASU this May.
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