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 seventeenth 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 usually teaches private voice lessons from her studio at Trinity-St. Paul’s, but during COVID, she is teaching online. This season, her students are engaging in online studio classes and recitals.
As a conductor, Susan is currently the Director of Music at Rosedale United Church Choir. She was conductor of the Prepatory Chorus for VIVA Singers of Toronto for 20 season. Susan led 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, Managing Editor of Opera Canada magazine, and Leadership Legacy Intern for Tapestry opera.