Susan D. Van Vorst

Chair, Region 5; Member, Board of Directors
Elected November 2020; term ends November 2023

Susan D. Van Vorst is Dean of the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, becoming the eighth director of the Conservatory in 2012. Prior to this appointment, Dean Van Vorst served as Director of Development for the Musical Arts Association, the non-profit organization that oversees and promotes The Cleveland Orchestra. In this role, she led a team of professional advancement staff. She has also served as foundation President and Vice President of fund development at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio. A highlight of her tenure at Stan Hywet was the design and leadership of a campaign to restore the 1915 Aeolian organ in the manor house music room. Dean Van Vorst played a primary role in Stan Hywet’s presentation of musical programming. Additionally, she has previously led the enrollment efforts for the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, and has served in various management capacities for DANCECleveland, the Akron Symphony and the San Antonio Symphony.

Dean Van Vorst serves NASM as a visiting evaluator, and was a member of the 2017 Nominating Committee.

Dean Van Vorst is a summa cum laude graduate of both the University of Akron, with a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management, and Kent State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.

Posted December 2020