Soprano Susan Suchard is a native of London, Ontario. She holds a BMus from Western University and an MMus in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Toronto.
Now in her sixteenth year with the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Susan is a seasoned professional chorister with deep roots within the choral and opera communities in and around Toronto.
She currently teaches private voice lessons from her studio at Trinity-St. Paul’s in downtown Toronto, where her students also engage in regular master classes and recitals.
As a conductor/teacher Susan leads the Preparatory Chorus of the VIVA Youth Singers of Toronto, the youngest of VIVA’s six choirs. She is Assistant Conductor for the Rosedale United Church Choir. Susan conducted the Northern Ontario tour of Elijah’s Kite and performances of Sanctuary Song for Tapestry Opera. For Jumblies Theatre, she conducted Juliet Palmer’s Like an Old Tale. She was an Artist Educator for the Canadian Opera Company and a music teacher in the public school system.
In her role as arts administrator, Susan was General Manager of VIVA Youth Singers of Toronto from 2012 to 2018 and Managing Editor of Opera Canada magazine for five years.
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