A graduate in Voice and Music Education of Texas Christian University, Susan Pote taught elementary school music in Texas before moving to Pensacola. In 1990, at the request of the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, she directed a group of children to accompany one of the Symphony's performances. The group was well-received and eventually became known as the Pensacola Children's Chorus, which she has since directed with her husband, Allen Pote.
 Awards & Associations
- Regional winner of the Sacred Heart Health System's Spirit of Women Award in 1999
- Three-time winner of the Arts Council of Northwest Florida's Muriel Shugart Award
- Member of the American Choral Directors Association
- Member of the Florida Music Educators Association
Together with her husband, Allen: