Suzanne Mueller, cellist



Performance Collaborators

CROSS ISLAND's website - my duo with pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas (and often trio with clarinetist Sandy Tepper or violinist/violist Yeou-Cheng Ma, or quartet, as CROSS ISLAND & Friends, with both))

CROSS ISLAND on Facebook

Suzanne on Facebook

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, and La Dame de Coeur, which graces my solo CD, Solitaire.

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