Our Conductor

Susan Haig

Ms. Haig was born and raised in Summit, New Jersey, graduated from Princeton University, where she was a University Scholar, and received Master's and Doctoral degrees in Piano and Conducting from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has served as Music Director of Canada's Windsor Symphony and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Associate Conductor of the Florida Orchestra, and Resident Conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally she has been a coach and assistant conductor with the Canadian, Santa Fe, and New York City Opera companies, and has conducted numerous opera performances in Canada and the U.S., as well as hundreds of educational concerts for students of all ages. She joined the South Orange Symphony as Conductor in September of 2014.


In addition to conducting, Ms. Haig is Founder and Creative Director of NJ Arts News ( NJArtsNews.org ), a trustee of the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota, and a steering committee member for Creative New Jersey. She also serves on the boards of the Summit-New Providence Rotary and the International Women's Forum - NJ Chapter, and is a member of Summit's GreenFaith Circle, which is dedicated to involving citizens in sustainable practices.