Updated: Aug 2, 2021
Susie Shortt and I met when I was opening a wedding venue outside of Las Vegas a few years back. She wanted to offer her professional violin services to wedding couples looking for an elegant ceremony addition. Susie and I continued to communicate through social media and through time, got to know one another and ended up clicking. We chatted about how she grew up, her famous musician connections and where she drew her music inspiration from. Read on to learn a little bit about Susie and what she has to offer the Las Vegas Wedding community.
"When she was just 10 years old, she started to play..."
Susie grew up with her family in the Midwest. The Violin was something that she was drawn to since she could walk. When she was just 10 years old, she started to play and her family immediately noticed her God-given talent. Those talents would carry her far. As she grew older, she diligently pursued her classical training. Fast forward to today, Susie has been talented enough to have played and performed with Jennifer Holliday, Barry Manilow, Ronnie Milsap, Olivia Newton-John, Wayne Newton, just to name a few.
Through the years, Susie continued to develop her own style. She's been influenced by the sounds of artists like Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion and others. Her classical training and wide array of musical muses allow Susie to play most genres with the finesse and proficiency as you'd expect. And she does it simplistically, like it's just another "day at the office".
"she decided to focus on wedding music, which naturally, led her to the wedding capital, Las Vegas"
Though her life path occasionally diverted her towards other careers, Susie always returned back to music. The violin was home, a passion that could not be denied. And in 2000, that passion inspired Susie to take a leap of faith, and she established Susie Shortt Music. While building her business, she decided to focus on wedding music, which naturally, led her to the wedding capital, Las Vegas. After landing here and working tirelessly to meet clients, it wasn’t long before Susie became one of the most sought-after violinists and ceremony musicians on the Vegas Strip.
As a hopeless romantic herself, Susie enjoys everything about weddings. When she approaches her couples, she is truly interested in what is important to them. She wants to know their music preferences of course, but genuinely enjoys getting to know them on a more personal level. Whether the ceremony is a small private elopement or a large country club affair, Susie can't wait to give you an amazing wedding experience. She puts in her heart and soul and loves weddings so much that you might even find her crying during the ceremony.
"when she was a little girl, she dreamed of meeting Elvis Presley"
Vegas has always had a special place in Susie's heart, when she was a little girl, she dreamed of meeting Elvis Presley and now she's playing violin on the grand stage that The King of Rock and Roll once called home. Las Vegas is where dreams come true and this masterful violinist can make your wedding dreams a reality.
The passion Susie has for fulfilling dreams is just one reason she dedicates her musical talent to the Las Vegas wedding industry through Susie Shortt Music. For those couples who want to recreate their favorite music, the violin can be the most elegant ways to do so. Contact Susie today for a personal consultation and make your wedding dream a reality!
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