Sue Haug is the former director of the School of Music at Penn State. She joined the Penn State faculty in 2005 after having served on the faculty at Iowa State University for thirty years and as head of the Department of Music for fifteen years. She has received leadership awards at both institutions. In 2003, she was honored to be the first recipient of the Iowa State University Award for Departmental Leadership, and she received the 2010 Achieving Woman Award in Administration from the Penn State Commission for Women. She currently serves as president of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and is a member of the NASM Executive Committee and Board of Directors. She previously served for eleven years on the NASM Commission on Accreditation, including as associate chair and chair. She is immediate past president of Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL), national music honorary society, and continues as a member of the PKL Board of Regents. She also has served as president of the Iowa Music Teachers Association, where she received the organization’s Distinguished Service Award.
Haug teaches piano and score reading. She is a collaborative pianist and, with her colleagues at Iowa State, developed and toured in three original music-dramas on the lives and music of Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Nadia Boulanger. Her research has focused on sight-reading at the piano and cognitive psychology as it applies to the learning of music. Haug’s articles have been published in the American Music Teacher, Clavier, and Keyboard Companion, and she has been invited to give presentations at national meetings of the College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, and Sigma Alpha Iota. She holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Iowa.