BS Bucknell University
MA University of Wisconsin
MM The American University
DM Northwestern University
Susanne Baker received her Doctor of Music in Performance and
Pedagogy from Northwestern University where she studied piano with
Donald Isaac and pedagogy with
Francis Larimer and Elvina Truman
Pearce. She received her Master of Music in piano performance from
American University. She also holds a Master of Arts in Education and
Music from the University of Wisconsin. She has extensive experience
teaching both individual and group piano and developed the keyboard
skills curriculum for the DePaul School of Music group piano classes.
She has written articles for Keyboard Companion and the Illinois State
Music Teachers Association Newsletter, given lecture-recital
presentations for local music teachers associations and has been a
frequent adjudicator for area competitions and festivals.
Dr. Baker also founded and directs the DePaul Community Music Division, a program
in the DePaul School of Music that enrolls 700 students of all ages
with a 70-member faculty. She serves on the Committee of School
Directors for the National Guild of Community Music Schools and is the
2009-10 Convener for the Chicago Consortium of Community Music Schools.
At DePaul, Dr. Baker is the Coordinator of Group Piano and teaches Piano Pedagogy.