Susan Hayden taught Foreign Language Methods at Portland State University's Curriculum and Instruction Program from 1983 to 2015, and taught French at Aloha High School for thirty years. She continues to do consulting work for the World Languages Specialization program at PSU's Graduate School of Education. Long after Chuck Hayden no longer sang in the Bohemians, he and Susan sang in church choir and the Brahms Singers. Susan came to Portland as a teenager, and she and Chuck were married in 1979 until his death in 1998. When she heard the Bohemians sing in the 1980s at various informal gatherings, she was always amazed that they could sing all this music from memory without having rehearsed in twenty years.
Singing was an avocation of members of The Bohemians, a male a cappella singing group that performed in Oregon from 1954 to 1962. The singers—who worked at such professions as law, medicine, education, design, and transportation—performed at the Portland Civic Theater, at banquets, and on radio and television in Portland …