Member, American Federation of Musicians
"Congratulations...I commend your contributions to the arts in Rhode Island and the important work you're doing for your community...and I hope you continue to flourish. I'm proud to support Susan McLeod...Orchestra of One and am pleased that she was awarded a RISCA grant."
Lincoln D. Chafee, Govenor, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
"Panelists responded favorably...they noted that her music is energetic and gets the audience up and moving. They appreciated that she attempts to reach out...engaging whole families in her performances."
Panel Comments, Rhode Island State Council On The Arts
"An Orchestra of One. Award-winning Virtuoso Creates New Sound."
"Since the age of seven, Susan McLeod has been playing and makes music unlike any player most people have ever heard...an eye opening experience. As with many things that get better over time, this award-winning musician has been playing now for 41 years, and she is better than ever."
The Wood River Press - Patricia Ann Chaffee, Press Writer
"Exceptional music...full orchestral sound without pre-recorded music." "Cutting-edge accordion player creating a whole new sound...convinces the listener that they are in front of a full orchestra."
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The Westerly Sun - Patricia Ann Chaffee, Press Writer
"I want to comment on a "superb" concert I attended at Bose Corporation given by Susan. This girl is the real deal, with technique I only wish I had a tenth of. I was very fortunate to hear her play...and was blown away by her talent AND quality of the sound...this full-blown orchestra comes out, not preprogrammed but as she plays it..."
Cliff H., Inventor and Engineer of L1 PAS, Bose Corporation - MA
"We want to thank you for performing at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour...we so appreciated the time you also took to meet with us to make sure that every part of our wedding had the music we wanted...you helped make our wedding day perfect...we are so grateful."
Rick and Sheila G., Wedding - RI Shriners - Imperial Room at One Rhodes Place
"Thank you for a wonderful night of music. Everyone complimented us on your music which was perfect for the size of the room, the amount of people and the beautiful waterfront setting."
Jane & Lou A., Wedding Reception - Bay Voyage Inn, Jamestown, RI
"We wanted to say thank you so much for being part of Kyra and Ryan's wedding. You played beautiful music for the ceremony...you are truly gifted with music!"
Angela M., Wedding Ceremony - Warren, RI
"Besides sounding wonderful...your performance added sophistication and warmth."
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - East Greenwich, RI
"Susan, I am so pleased that you will play orchestral accordion at the Celebration of Immigrants at the Attleboro Arts Museum."
Mary W., Chairwoman, Attleboro Cultural Council - Attleboro, MA
"Your music was a great success! Everyone enjoyed the variety of music you provided."
Deb C., Private Holiday Party - North Kingstown, RI
Senior and Adult Communities
"Susan McLeod, Orchestra of One...the impact of her performance has been uplifting and rewarding for our residents. She knows all the music they love to sing...has a large repertoire...and always encourages them to sing along. This allows residents a sense of belonging and an opportunity to be social with each other and stimulates their minds. Residents believe she is very talented..."
Suzanne C., Activity Director, Scandinavian Retirement Center - Cranston, RI
"Thank you, thank you! My residents have not stopped talking about you today and were lined up at my office door. They absolutely, positively had a FABULOUS night last night...great fun and entertainment. I am looking forward to our next booking with you!
Fran D., Activity Director, Capitol Ridge at Providence - Providence, RI
"Susan is our favorite musical entertainer for our residents. Her programs provide emotional uplift, a positive subject for conversation, socialization and a chance to escape challenges of the day. Our residents from 46 to 98 will sing along, dance in the available spaces and rush to talk with her after the show. Susan's skill and warmth make her a wonderful ambassador for her musical art form! Susan, your love of playing shows so brightly! Thank you for giving us another toe tappin' evening! You're great!"
Sue V., Activity Director, Peace Dale House - Peace Dale, RI
"First of all, you are really gifted with your music. I was wondering if you have a tape with your music as I would be happy as could be if I could listen to your music..."
Louis S., Rhode Island Veterans Home - Bristol, RI
"Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job!
Patti C., Activity Director, The Village at Greenwich Farms - Warwick, RI
"We look forward to your great entertainment. Thank you very much for booking with West View!"
Brenda M., Activity Director, West View Retirement Center - Warwick, RI
"Thank you very much for bringing your wonderful "Orchestra of One" performance to the June Gathering of Presbyterian Women at Greenwood Church. We are amazed at the beautiful music you create!"
Presbyterian Women of Greenwood Church
Susan McLeod... Orchestra of One, an incomparable award-winning virtuoso, provides a multi-instrumental diverse repertoire,
creating a perfect ambiance to compliment any venue or occasion!
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