Sunday, February 18, 2024 | What If | Suzzette Ortiz

Sunday, February 18, 2024
What If
Suzzette Ortiz

What if
What if we change hate for love
What if we change indifference for compassion
What if we stop and listen
What if we stop and reflect
What if we can agree to disagree
What if we can learn to accept each other for who we are
What if we learn to realize that there is a space in this world for
For you and me!

Let’s do it together BECAUSE There is power in togetherness.
~ Suzzette Ortiz

Bio: Suzzette Ortiz, hailing from Bayamon, Puerto Rico is a gifted pianist, singer, arranger, recording artist and composer. She is versatile in many musical styles and holds a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico, as well as a Masters degree in Music Education from Temple University. Suzzette has taken choral conducting classes at Julliard School of Music (New York, NY) and at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. She has studied vocal improvisation with singers Bobby McFerrin and others. She has received multiple awards from the city of Camden and the US Senate including the Martin Luther Freedom medal for her work as a teacher. She has taught for the Camden School District for 27 years, where she directed the acclaimed Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy Concert choir, the Treble Choir, Men/Barbershop, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Co-directed the Show Choir. Her choirs have won multiple awards both nationally and internationally. As a pianist, Ortiz has been a luminary in Philadelphia’s Latin Music scene for the better part of two decades. She performed with the female Latin-jazz group ELLAS and even garnered four Latin Grammy nominations with Philadelphia salsa group Orquesta La Paz. Suzzette is also a certified music practitioner by the Music for Healing and Transition Program. She plays harp, providing comfort music to patients in homes, hospitals, skill nursing facilities and hospice. Just recently she received a Pew Grant where she will be composing along with three more pianists, music inspired by stories of caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Suzzette’s ultimate goal is to be an instrument that empowers all who listen. Suzzette Ortiz’s Youtube channel: suzzetteortiz@suzzettepiano

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