Suzanne Pattison began playing with the Waynesboro Symphony as Principal Bassoonist in 2009. Her first appearance with the orchestra was back in 2004 as a student from Albemarle High School. While at AHS, she studied bassoon with Ibby Roberts. Suzanne graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 2009 with a BM in Music Performance for bassoon, where she studied with John Hunt. During her time at Eastman, Suzanne attended the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival Academy in 2006 and 2007, where she studied with Doug Kehlenbrink, and the Aspen Music Festival Academy in 2008 where she studied with Per Hannevold.  In addition to performing with the WSO, Suzanne has performed as contra bassoonist with the Virginia Symphony and as guest principal bassoonist and contra bassoonist with the Charlottesville Symphony. Suzanne lives in Charlottesville, VA, with her husband, Brian, and two daughters, Lucie and Eloise.  Besides bassoon, Suzanne plays organ and piano and served as organist at Grace Episcopal Church in Stanardsville, VA from 2009-2023. She also teaches piano and bassoon at her home studio.