Director, Community Music Division
BS Bucknell University
MA University of Wisconsin
MM The American University
DM Northwestern University
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.