Artist • Recording Artist
Susan Millard Schwarz was born in Steubenville, Ohio, into a family who relied on the Weirton Steel Industry, but who also valued Christian, college education for younger generations. Coming from a long line of United Methodist pastors and song leaders, Susan developed a love for Christian music and worship. In high school, she became steeped in music and theatre. She continued to pursue these fields at Asbury University, a Christian institution, and then earned her masters of music degree in voice performance from The Ohio State University. She since has led a professional career in opera, oratorio, musical theater and concert work. After holding soloist/section leader positions for various churches, she accepted the invitation to sing for a Christian Science church. To her delight, she discovered a new trove of wonderful vocal music, which she wanted to introduce to a larger audience. Her recent album, “Gather Us In,” which includes songs from Christian Science origins, is her first solo recording project.
Susan is CEO of Anahata Music Project LLC, through which she launched the online Musicians Directory™. A devoted follower of Christ, she enjoys a loving, interfaith household with her husband, extended family, and their numerous animals.
Audience and Press Reviews
“Proud of my friend Susan Millard Schwarz on her CD, GATHER US IN,…. As anyone who knows [her] can attest, she is a woman of deep faith and spirituality, which comes across in every one of the eleven tracks on this marvelous recording. And her beautiful voice has never sounded better. Hearing her on this CD was a special joy, as I know it will be for any listener.” David E. Weaver, author: BLACK DIVA OF THE THIRTIES: THE LIFE OF RUBY ELZY
“I got your CD yesterday evening. I listened to it twice last night, and early this morning before my Tuesday morning prayer group. It is so peaceful and has ministered to me.” Carol Z. in Wilmore, KY
“Your voice is very beautiful throughout, and your pianist and instrumentalists did lovely work too. I think my favorite selection is “Thus I Will Bless Thee.” It is a profound piece and in your performance, very deeply felt and communicated in a nuanced way. It really got to me especially.” Tedrin L. in Lexington, KY
“I spoke with my mother, whom I had sent the CD I purchased from you. She listens to the entire album multiple times daily, and simply loves your voice.” John M. in Lebanon, OH
“The CD is wonderful ... great music choices - and your delivery superb.” – Donna C. in Glenford, OH