SUSAN TICHY holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia where she studied with Jack Gillette, and a Master of Fine Arts in Woodwind Performance and Masters of Music in Music Education from SUNY Buffalo where she studied with Darlene Jusilla. She taught music education at SUNY Buffalo for fifteen years before returning to public school music teaching at Iroqouis Central where she has been since 1998. She has played in the Amherst Symphony orchestra since 1987 and the Lancaster Town Band since 1977. She is a member of and adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association and the Erie County Music Educators Association.