Sue Haug, director of the Penn State School of Music, has assumed the presidency of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and will hold the position through November 2018.
Haug joined the Penn State faculty in 2005, after having served on the faculty at Iowa State University for 30 years and as head of the Department of Music for 15 years. She received the 2010 Achieving Woman Award in Administration from the Penn State Commission for Women.
Haug completed two terms as a member of the NASM Commission on Accreditation (2001–6), followed by terms as associate chair (2007–10) and chair (2010–12) of the commission before being elected as vice president of NASM in 2012. She is past-president of the Board of Regents for Pi Kappa Lambda, past president of the Iowa Music Teachers Association, and a recipient of that organization’s Distinguished Service Award.
“NASM has provided some of my most important opportunities for professional leadership and growth,” said Haug. “Being elected to the presidency is an incredible honor, and I hope to use this opportunity to engage the membership more fully to advance the field, to develop the next generation of academic leaders, and to support the work of the national office as we serve our members and their students.”
Haug holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree from the University of Iowa, and Master of Music in Collaborative Piano, Master of Music in Piano Performance, and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin.
NASM currently serves 653 institutional members, with diverse missions and of widely varying sizes. In addition to its work in accreditation, NASM offers professional development for music executives and provides a national forum for the discussion of issues related to music in American life.