Nora Suggs, flute 


Nora Suggs plays both shakuhachi and Western flute. She is a graduate of Houston’s Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine with extensive private education in music and degrees in biology, English literature, medicine and surgery. She has performed in England, Canada, Japan, Italy, Alaska and throughout the continental United States; and is currently active as a teacher, recitalist and chamber musician in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, teaching and performing both instruments. 

Dr. Suggs is the flutist and artistic director of the Pennsylvania-based chamber music ensemble, SATORI, and has taught for Bethlehem’s Moravian College and the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley. She has performed and recorded for almost fifteen years in duos of classical guitar and flute. Dr. Suggs studies shakuhachi with Dai-Shihan James Nyoraku Schlefer. She received Shihan (Master) licensure from his New York City Kyo-Shin-An dojo and Dai-Shihan Kurahashi Yoshio II of Kyoto, Japan. 




Candice Mowbray, classical guitar


Praised for her “beautiful tone” and “sensitive music-making,” classical guitarist Candice Mowbray engages audiences as a soloist, chamber musician and guest lecturer. She has been a featured artist at many festivals and concert series including the Ibero-American Guitar Festival at the Smithsonian, Guitar Foundation of American Convention in Los Angeles, Bethlehem Guitar Festival, Austin Peay GuitarFest and Philadelphia Classical Guitar Series. Other recent highlights include performing for the Library of Congress' “Performing the Archives” event in Coolidge Auditorium and being a featured soloist with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, ProArte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington and National String Symphonia. 

Candice earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in classical guitar performance at Shenandoah Conservatory where she studied guitar with Dr. Glenn Caluda. Also influential were private lessons with Berta Rojas and masterclasses with numerous international concert artists including Sharon Isbin, Angel Romero, Roland Dyens, and Ricardo Cobo. Candice has taught music and interdisciplinary arts courses for a several colleges in the mid-Atlantic region including Shenandoah Conservatory, Mount St. Mary’s University, Shepherd University, Hagerstown Community College and Frederick Community College. She maintains a private studio of students and teaches workshops and classes in the greater Washington D.C. area and western Maryland. In addition to performing and teaching, Candice enjoys writing and speaking about music. Her articles have been published in Soundboard and Bravo! Magazine. Candice’s solo recordings are available on iTunes, CDBaby and Spotify.





 © Candice Mowbray 2017