[Concert Band; Symphonic Band; Piano; Music History & Lit.; Intro to Music; Basic Musicianship; Musical Theater Ensemble]
Susan Hamre is the director of the Symphonic and Concert Bands and the Musical Theater Ensemble at American River College. In addition, she teaches Music History, Music Fundamentals, and Piano. She built a music program at La Canada High School (Southern California) from 70 to 350 musicians prior to coming to ARC. While there, the bands and orchestras traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States. Prof. Hamre received her Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting from Cal State University, Northridge, and her Bachelors in Music (French Horn performance) from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD.