Susan H. Day Susan Day holds music degrees from Ithaca College and Columbia University, New York. She has taught strings at all grade levels in Colorado for over 25 years and is currently retired as a string specialist with the Douglas County Schools. Her award winning groups were chosen to perform seven times at state and national conventions. In 2000 she received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) of Colorado.

She continues to be an active composer, arranger, clinician, guest conductor, adjudicator, and violinist with the Arapahoe Philharmonic. Ms. Day has published more than 40 educational string works. She was the winner of the 1997 ASTA Composition Contest for her string bass duet, titled Bass-ic Blues for Two recorded by master bassist, Gary Karr. Ms. Day was the winner of the 2006 Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA) Composition Contest for her string piece "Tango d'Amour". She is the 2008 winner of the prestigious Merle J. Isaac Composition Contest for her composition "Shores of Ireland" and most recently was announced the 2011 winner of the TODA Composition Contest for her string piece Tango Mysterioso. Her works are being published by Grand Mesa Music Publishers, Alfred Music Publishers, Tempo Press, and Wingert/Jones Music Publishers. Many of Ms. Days pieces are on various states required music lists for Contest and many have been chosen as Editors Choice. She is a member of MENC, CMEA, ASTA, the String Industry Council of ASTA, ASCAP, and is in each edition since 2006-7 of Who's Who of American Women and "Who's Who in the World". During her years with Douglas County Schools, Ms. Day received six Board of Education Recognition Awards.In January, 2008 Susan Day was inducted into the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) Hall of Fame.