In 2009, Susan was awarded the prestigious “Bravos Award for Excellence in Music” by the Albuquerque Arts Alliance.

YWCA Women on the Move

In 2006, she was awarded Private Studio Teacher of the Year by the New Mexico Chapter of ASTA.

YWCA Women on the Move

In 2004, Susan Kempter was named one of YWCA's Women on the Move.


In 1998, she was awarded the Citation for Exceptional Leadership and Merit by the American String Teachers Association.

Photographs of Susan Kempter's Bisiach courtesy of Robertson & Sons Violin Shop