Suzanne Sorkin, Ph.D

Associate Professor and Chair of Music, Theatre and Film
Phone: 610-660-1842
Website: Suzanne Sorkin Composer


  • B.M., New York University
  • M.A., Ph. D, University of Chicago

Professional Experience

Suzanne Sorkin, Associate Professor of Music, is active as a composer and educator.  She has received awards and commissions from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, Chamber Music Now, Violin Futura, Third Millennium Ensemble, counter)induction, ASCAP, Meet the Composer, and others.  Her work has been programmed on Piano Spheres in Los Angeles, Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, Denison University New Music Festival, Chamber Music Quad Cities, Florida State University Festival of New Music, and Vassar Modfest.  She has written for ensembles including the Mannes Trio, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Third Angle, and Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.   Residencies awarded to her include Millay Colony for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale Foundation, Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, ART342, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and Atlantic Center for the Arts.  She received her Ph.D. in composition from the University of Chicago through the support of a four-year Century Fellowship in the Humanities.

Suzanne Sorkin has taught composition, music theory, and music history at Vassar College.  She is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where she teaches courses in music composition and music theory, serves as Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Film, and co-directs the Music Industry minor.