Susan Feder joined the Foundation in January 2007 as Program Officer for the Performing Arts. For the past 20 years, as vice president of G. Schirmer, Inc., she developed the careers of many leading composers in the United States, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Previously she was editorial coordinator of The New Grove Dictionary of American Music and Program Editor at the San Francisco Symphony. Ms. Feder is also vice president of the Amphion Foundation. A graduate of Princeton University, she serves on the University’s Music Department Advisory Council and the Alumni Schools Committee. Ms. Feder also received an MA in the History and Literature of Music from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Feder has served on the boards of the American Music Center, Music Publishers Association, and Charles Ives Society, as well as the Symphonic and Concert Committee at the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Strategic Planning Committee of the American Symphony Orchestra League. Her program notes, liner notes, and music criticism have appeared in a variety of publications, and she has been a frequent speaker on issues related to music publishing. Her honors include ASCAP’s Concert Music Award (2001), where she was described as “Publisher, Advisor, Friend, and Champion,” an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for her program notes for the American Composers Orchestra, and the dedication of John Corigliano’s Pulitzer-Prize winning Symphony No. 2.