Susan Z. Bour, B.M.

Adjunct Professor of Music


Educational Background: B.M., Music Performance and Education, Ithaca College


Time at PHC: 2012 to present

Professor Susan Bour teaches Applied Flute at Patrick Henry.  She retired from 20 years on active duty with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Since retiring, she has been active in the metro DC flute community with her private studio; as well as adjudicate at VBODA Solo & Ensemble Festival, Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, Woodbridge Flute Choir Solo Competition. Being editor of the VBODA flute repertoire is a key aid to keeping abreast of flute repertoire. She has been teaching assistant at Freedom High School and Westfield High School. 

Professor Bour performs regularly with the Virginia Grand Military Band, and Windward Passage, flute and guitar duo, with her guitarist husband, Phil Bour. As a musician in the DC area, she has performed at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore Music Center with such artists as Michael W. Smith, Keith and Kristin Getty, Steve Green, and Larnelle Harris.