Peter M. Susser

Senior Lecturer in Music
Director of Undergraduate Musicianship (2023–24)
Office Address: 
808 Dodge Hall

Peter Susser, who joined the Department as Director of Undergraduate Musicianship in 2011, has a long association with Columbia, where he earned his DMA and where he has taught as an adjunct instructor for many years. 

As a composer and producer, Dr. Susser has been commissioned by a variety of orchestras, ensembles and soloists including the Queen’s Chamber Band, the Sage City and New Amsterdam Symphonies, and Speculum Musicae. He is on the faculties of Columbia University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). In 1990, Dr. Susser was a resident of the MacDowell Colony. He received his Doctorate in Music in composition from Columbia University and holds a Master’s Degree in cello performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where he won the Pablo Casals Prize and the Ravel Competition. His music is available on Albany and Capstone Records.

Peter Susser and students at the 2022 Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium Poster Session that took place in Low Library on March 29, 2022.

Columbia Degrees: 
DMA, Composition