Susan Wheatley Picture Susan Wheatley, Ph.D.


Phone: 724-357-7918

Office Hours:
By Appointment

MUSC 331; Elementary Methods
MUSC 153; Class Piano
EDUC 412/441; Student Teacher Supervision
LBST 499; Women Who Compose

Susan Wheatley (Ph.D., The University of Michigan) is Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and general/choral music specialist. Dr. Wheatley has served as workshop facilitator and consultant to music educators throughout the United States and Europe. She has served as guest conductor in Pennsylvania for several PMEA Songfests and County Choruses on the elementary and secondary level and was the founding director of the Indiana (PA) Arts Council Children's Chorus from 1993-1997.

Dr. Wheatley has an active interest in the research on women and music. Highlighting this research, she serves as co-director of IUP's prestigious Festival of Women Composers. She has appeared frequently as pianist and conductor during the Festival series and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Meet-the-Composers, Inc., to sponsor performances and commissions of the works of women composers. In addition, she was interviewed about women and music in the broadcast, Highlights of the Fifth Festival of Women Composers, which was aired on several PBS networks. As a specialist in the history and process of Orff-Schulwerk, Dr. Wheatley received a Fulbright-Hays award to conduct research in Salzburg, Austria, at the University 'Mozarteum' on the life and works of composer and Schulwerk educator Gunild Keetman.

Dr. Wheatley's published articles have appeared in the International Association for Women in Music Journal, the Orff Echo, the Opera For Youth Journal, The National Association of Laboratory Schools, and the Pennsylvania Music Educators News. She is a member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the College Music Society, and serves as board member for the International Association for Women in Music.