Since 1975, Susan Bowles has been a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra. Her recordings with the Festival include J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concertos, Bach Orchestral Suites, Handel's Messiah and the Grammy® Award-winning Penderecki’s Credo.

Susan’s talents aren’t all in the musical arena. A 2003 Athena National Champion in the 40+ category at the USA Triathlon Nationals, she is a USA Triathlon coach, a certified ChiRunning (technique combining the inner focuses of T’ai Chi and the movement of running) instructor, and a USA Triathlon official. Susan is also a breast cancer survivor.