Sue is a Songwriter.
Sue Ennis is a nationally-recognized songwriter, best known for her work with the platinum-selling Seattle rock band Heart. She has also written award-winning jingles, children’s songs for a puppet theatre, and songs to accompany everything from fireworks to fund raisers for ladies’ groups.
Sue holds B.A. degrees in English and German from Willamette University and an M.A. in German Literature from University of California, Berkeley.
Sue has Platinum Albums.
Sue has co-written over 70 songs with Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart with over 35 million records sold. She has earned 10 gold, 4 platinum, 1 triple platinum and 1 quintuple platinum albums. Her songs have also been included in the feature films “The Golden Child” starring Eddie Murphy and that blockbuster film for the four year old set, “Thomas and The Magic Railroad.”
Sue is a Teacher.
She teaches songwriting workshops for all ages. She also has judged songwriting contests for Rockrgrl magazine and helped develop a Songwriting Interactive experience for the Experience Music Project, Paul Allen’s Music Museum in Seattle. Her “Craft of Songwriting” class sells out every quarter at Shoreline Community College where she teaches aspiring songwriters the ins and outs of strong lyric writing, song structure and capturing catchy melodies. Sue is also on faculty at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program where she teaches “Songwriting for Film.”
Sue is a President.
Sue is President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS).
Sue is a Composer.
Sue composed the music for the 6 minute musical, “The Great Seattle Fire,” a permanent exhibit in the Muesum of History and Industry in Seattle. She composed the score and songs for “Art Dog,” a musical adaptation of the beloved children’s adventure by Thacher Hurd. The show had its world premiere at the Seattle Children’s Theatre in April 2014.
Sue is a Band member, a Music Producer and a Vocal/Performance Coach.
She plays keyboards, sings and writes songs in a fun little band called The Lovemongers. She has also co- produced Heart and Lovemonger albums as well as number of music tracks and vocals for Weatherhead Experience Design Group, a company that provides interactive exhibits to museums. Sue serves as the Performance Coach for Gimme The Mike – Seattle a talent search TV show.
Music Sue LOVES.
The Beatles for their ingenuity and humor, Joni Mitchell for her poetry, Elton John for his chord changes and moments of deep melancholy, Timbaland for his humor and beautiful insanity, and Rufus Wainwright for his choruses, harmonies and phrasing.
Sue’s favorite Dog breed.