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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.
Ashley Beech, Performance Coordinator
Phone: 773-325-7262
Email: abeech@depaul.edu

About Ashley Beech

​Ashley Beech serves as the Performance Coordinator for the Community Music Division, scheduling and running events, classes, and recitals. Before working at DePaul, she was a music teacher in Michigan and around the Chicago area with experience teaching early childhood and elementary general music as well as instrumental music for middle and high school students. She holds a BM and MM in Music Education from Michigan State University. Originally from the north shore suburbs, she now lives on Chicago’s northwest side with her family.

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.
Kari Lindquist, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 773-325-7262
Email: k.lindquist@depaul.edu

About Kari Lindquist

Kari serves as the Marketing Coordinator for the Community Music Division. Before moving to Chicago, she played the saxophone in the Michigan Marching Band while studying at the University of Michigan. She came to Chicago to receive her MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago focusing on Music and English. She also works as a teaching artist with organizations across Chicago and the North suburbs teaching music and creative writing.