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Staff

Dr. Susanne Baker, Director

Phone: 773-325-7262
Email: sbaker@depaul.edu 

About Dr. Susanne Baker

Susanne Baker is the founder and director of the DePaul Community Music Division. She teaches both traditional and Suzuki piano students as well as group classes in the pre-college program. She is a frequent adjudicator in the Chicago area, teaches on the summer faculty of the Chicago Suzuki Institute, serves on the Committee of School Directors of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, and is the 2009-10 Convener for the Chicago Consortium of Community Music Schools.

Dr. Baker is also an adjunct faculty member in the DePaul School of Music where she teaches piano pedagogy and coordinates the group piano program. She holds a Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University, a Masters in Piano Performance from American University, a Master of Arts in Education and Music from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelors degree in mathematics from Bucknell University.

Louis Arata, Accounts Manager

Phone: 773-325-7262
Email: larata@depaul.edu

About Louis Arata

Louis Arata processes registrations and payments for the Community Music Division. He holds an MA in English from DePaul University and a BA from Shepherd University. In 2008, his play A Careful Wish was first produced, and in 2013 he published his novel, Dead Hungry.  He is currently revising a novel, Reston Peace, which he plans to release in 2016. A longtime resident of Chicago, he has performed as an actor and a playwright with theatres in the city and Indiana.
Amy Baldwin, Performance Coordinator

Phone: 773-325-7262
Email: abaldw10@depaul.edu

About Amy Baldwin

Amy Baldwin serves as the Performance Coordinator for the Community Music Division. She holds an MA in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from Walden University and a BA in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. After her first year of teaching in Illinois, Amy moved to London, England where she worked as a music teacher for nine years. Amy and her family moved to Chicago two years ago. She loves being back in the Midwest.
Daniel Glynn, Education Programs Coordinator
Phone: 773-325-7262
Email: dglynn2@depaul.edu

About Daniel Glynn

Daniel Glynn serves as the Educational Programs Coordinator in the Community Music Division, overseeing the on-site group programs and the off-site lesson programs. He holds degrees in both Music and Administration from Northwestern University.