Susan Richter earned a music education degree from North Texas State University (now UNT) and after a brief foray as a junior high band director, turned to the world of information technology to earn a living -- Photograph of Susan Richter but music remains her life's interest. She has played clarinet, recorder and other woodwinds for most of her life, and has enjoyed singing in various church and early music groups over the years. Susan has been a performing member of Wireless Consort, St. David's (Episcopal Church, Austin) Compline Choir, Texas Early Music Project and the Austin Baroque Orchestra/Coro Settecento.

Susan was a Board member of the American Recorder Society 2008-2012, is a music leader at Central Presbyterian Church in Austin, and is Administrator of the Texas Toot early music workshops. She enjoys playing clarinet and saxophone in pit orchestras, and playing penny whistle duets with her husband, Win Bent. By day, Susan works as a data modeler for the Texas Education Agency.