Suzanne Mueller, cellist



Performance Collaborators

CROSS ISLAND's website - my duo with Elinor Abrams Zayas (and often trio with Thomas Piercy)

CROSS ISLAND on Facebook

Suzanne on Facebook

Thomas Piercy - CROSS ISLAND's new first-call clarinetist and the Reed of Cello & Reed.

Pamela Sklar - Flutist and composer, a great partner in Cambiata Flute & Cello Duo.

Hungrytown - The Retro Folk duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson.


Composers/Arrangers (and friends) and Sheet Music Source

Keri Degg - Composer of Fuerza Tranquila (Quiet Strength) - the title track of CROSS ISLAND's 2011  album - and many other wonderful works, as well as a talented and soulful reed player.

Andreas van Haren - Composer of The Lost Child and Nature Awakes (on Quiet Strength; watch video),Good Night (on EXPLORATIONS; watch video) .

John Falcone - Composer of Jabberwocky Jam (watch video)

John Gibson- Arranger of Shepherd on the Rock (on EXPLORATIONS), found, with lots of other great woodwind and mixed arrangements, at JB Linear.

Jeffrey Harrington - Composer of Nocturne (on Quiet Strength; watch video).

Paul Schoenfield - Composer of Cafe Music (Movement 2, Andante, on Quiet Strength)

Rick Sowash- Composer of Lullabye for Kara (on Quiet Strength)

Meira Warshauer - Composer of In Memoriam, September 11, 2001 (on Quiet Strength) and Bracha 

Carol Worthey - Composer of Solitaire: Theme and  Variations, written in honor of my 10th season as Summer Concerts Artist-in-Residence at Old Westbury Gardens, and the title track of my solo CD, Semicentennial Solitaire.

Sheet Music Plus - If it's in print, it's at Sheet Music Plus! Great customer service, too!

Art and Photography

Tiffany Thomas  - Responsible for the photos on both of CROSS ISLAND's CDs, and for many on this site (including the banner). As much of a treasure as her name suggests!

Raisy Derzie  - The talented and gracious artist who created Giverny Revisited, the painting that graces the CD and packaging of Quiet Strength.

Recording Studio

MacIntyre Music - The recording studio where the amazing Reed Robins helped CROSS ISLAND to make Quiet Strength a reality and brought my Solitaire to life.

Venues & Presenters

Old Westbury Gardens - My summer "home" - where I'm West Porch Beech Tree Artist-in-Residence.

Composer's Voice Concert Series (NY) - Presented twice monthly by Vox Novus at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, this is a wonderful opportunity for musicians and composers to network and for audiences to hear great music by living composers.

Islip Arts Council - Sponsor of many concerts year-round concerts - classical, folk, jazz, and World music.


Media Friends

Canary Burton - Composer, and host of The Latest Score on Cape Cod's WOMR (available online at