Prelude Winds & Brass Director

Susan Carpenter is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, conductor and educator. She has been conducting the SCVYO Prelude Winds & Brass since its inception in January 2017. She has served as the Community Outreach Director for the Music Teachers’ Association of California’s Santa Clarita Valley Branch since joining in 2013 and she began serving as MTAC SCV Branch President in 2018. In 2019 she started their first annual Romantic Music Festival for piano and string students. Susan holds five University degrees including two Master of Arts degrees in Higher Education and Educational Psychology, and three Bachelor degrees in Arts (English), Honors Music Education and Education. Susan has had a prolific educational career spanning college advising, teaching Grade 7 and 8 band, elementary school music classes, group keyboard classes and private lessons.