Zenith Associate Conductor

Susan Mutter began studying the Horn at age 10. Her primary teachers were Dale Clevenger and Philip Farkas of the Chicago Symphony. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Indiana University with a Bachelorís degree in Horn Performance. She has performed with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Columbus Symphony, the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, and the Detroit Symphony, including tours to Japan and Florida.

She served on the brass faculty of Wayne State University for years and teaches both horn and piano privately. She was awarded 4th place in the National Brass Competition.

She has also conducted various local groups in recent years and is currently studying conducting with Thomas Wilkins, the Resident Conductor of the DSO. She is thrilled to have the chance to work with these fine young artists in the Zenith Brass Ensemble. She resides in Troy with her husband, Mark and their three children.