Susan Medley leads the organization as Music Director of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir and Associate Conductor of the (adult) Mendelssohn Choir. Medley also serves as Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Washington & Jefferson College. Under her direction, the W&J Camerata Singers have appeared at the MENC Eastern Division Conference, the PMEA State Conference, and by invitation at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City. In 2010 the Camerata Singers became the first recipients of American Prize in Choral Performance, College/University Division. The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh followed suit in 2011, winning The American Prize in Choral Performance, High School Division. Prior to coming to the Pittsburgh area she served as Associate Director of Education at Carnegie Hall in New York City and founding conductor/clinician of the Carnegie Hall High School Choral Festivals. She also held the position of Music Director of The Central City Chorus, a 60-voice community chorus that performed three annual concerts in midtown Manhattan. Medley’s choral work has taken her to Malaysia, where she served as guest conductor of the 2006 Kuala Lumpur Young Singers Choral Festival and led workshops for choirs and conductors throughout the country. The 2011 recipient of the PMEA District 1 Citation of Excellence Award, Medley holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting with a cognate in music theory from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She holds an M.M. in accompanying from the University of Akron and a B.M. in music education summa cum laude from Kent State University, where she studied piano with Naumburg Award-winning pianist Margaret Baxtresser.