Susan Corley founded the jazz ensemble Entourage in the summer of 2007. Trained as a classical singer most accustomed to performing the works of Bach and Mozart, Susan became interested in singing in other genres as well.
Since starting Entourage, Susan is equally comfortable in the jazz and pop repertoire as she is in the classical realm. Her musical influences reflect the broad spectrum of music she performs. On a daily basis, I am equally inspired by opera greats such as Frederica von Stade and Leontyne Price, jazz sensations Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and Chris Botti to pop/rock legends Karen Carpenter and the Beatles.
Coming from a musical family, Susan was encouraged early on to pursue formal training and education in music. She received her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1986, and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. An avid performer, Susan is excited to have made the transition from the opera stage to the Entourage stage. I am incredibly blessed to share such varied types of music with such gifted and versatile musicians. We have an absolute blast together.
When Susan is not singing, she is playing the drums or any other type of percussion instrument she can get her hands on. Susan supports her passion for music by her career as a Clinical Social Worker in private practice.