SUSIE JOLINK, VOICE / PIANO/ACTING
Susie Jolink is originally from Michigan where she spent four summers at
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. She was a vocal music camper for two summers,
spent one summer traveling around Europe with the Blue Lake Fine Arts
International Choir, and returned to the camp for another year as a
counselor.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Music Education with minor in
theater from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. It was there that she was
awarded the Distinguished Artist Award Scholarship. While in college, she
studied abroad for a summer in Vienna, studying music and spending most
of her nights enjoying the Viennese Opera. She was in the Chapel Choir at
Hope College, performing in the Winter Vespers each year as well as
touring across the U.S., Canada, and even South Africa.

After graduation, Susie worked at Vanguard Charter Academy in Wyoming,
Michigan, where she taught Young 5’s and Kindergarten General Music as
well as 5th-8th grade choir. She worked with the students to perform four
concerts a year and also prepared students for Choir Festival as well as
Solo and Ensemble competitions. She also started an after school Glee
Club and a musical theater program, performing two shows a year and
singing for other various opportunities. During this time, she also worked at
Grand Rapids Civic Theater where she taught a combination class
consisting of acting, singing, and to young students as well as teaching
musical theater singing classes to students of all ages, including adults.
When she wasn’t teaching, she could be seen performing onstage. Some of
her favorite roles include Maria (The Sound of Music, Master Arts Theater),
Effy (Spitfire Grill, Holland Civic Theater), Gertrude (Seussical, Evergreen
Ministries), Factory Girl/Ensemble (Les Miserables, Grand Rapids Civic
Theater).

Susie received her Master’s Degree in Vocal Pedagogy with an emphasis on
musical theater from Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan. She
worked as a vocal coach for undergraduate musical theater students and
was a musical director for her final project show. After she graduated, she
moved to New York to be closer to Broadway and her love of musical
theater.