Susan Epstein Garcia earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition at Boston University, where she studied Composition with Dr. Marjorie Merryman and founder of Alea III, Theodore Antoniou. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Filmscoring from Berklee College of Music, where she studied Filmscoring with Michael Rendish and David Spears, and Piano Performance with Ed Bedner, Jeff Covell and Ray Santisi. Her music has been performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Denver, the Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Donne in Musica in Rome, in Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Vigo and Madrid, Spain, UniRio in Rio de Janeiro, Clark University, Brandeis University, University of Miami, and Florida International University, among other places. Dr. Epstein Garcia is a Professor of Music at New World School of the Arts, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1999. She is also on the Executive Board of United Faculty of Miami Dade College. Prior to moving to Miami, she taught music at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, Boston University, and Milford High School in Milford, New Hampshire. She authored several articles in “Music Since 1900 An Encyclopedia” and has published many reviews of texts and new music. Her recent compositional interests include working with collaborative art forms. Dr. Epstein Garcia currently serves on CMN's Advisory Board.