Susan began her musical career singing professionally in Canada and Europe, but she has always been passionate about teaching and has maintained a private vocal studio for over 35 years. Her students range from professional singers, to aspiring high school students, to amateur performers. She joined Carleton University’s Music Department as a performance instructor in 2002, and now also lectures there in the History of Musical Theatre and is the director of the University’s musical theatre ensemble. She holds a Masters in Performance Studies from City University and the Guild Hall (London, England), a Bachelor of Music in Performance from The University of Toronto, and is an Associate of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. In addition to serving on ORMTA’s Provincial Council and on the Ottawa Branch Executive, Susan is the Quebec District Governor of The National Association of Teachers of Singing. She is also a sought-after vocal adjudicator, and gives frequent workshops and masterclasses on performance anxiety and acting and interpretation for singers.