Calgary Opera
Apr 22, 2024 12:00 PM
Suzanne Boyd
Calgary Opera

One of North America’s most innovative arts leaders, Sue Elliott comes to Calgary Opera from Norman Rockwell Museum, where she served as its first-ever Chief Audience Officer. 

Prior to joining the Museum, Sue was inaugural Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Learning Institute and Linde Center for Music and Learning. She also launched and led the world’s first online professional development, certificate, and accreditation program for private music teachers at the Royal Conservatory of Music; transformed public programming and partnerships at Seattle Opera, and created Houston Grand Opera’s Song of Houston commissioning and community engagement initiative.

A popular music lecturer at home and abroad, she co-hosted Saturday Night Opera broadcasts on Classical King FM and served as an advisory board member for ArtsEd Washington, University of Washington School of Music, King FM, Seattle Science Festival, OPERA America, World Refugee Day, and Hobby Center’s Uniquely Houston.

Sue holds music performance degrees from McGill University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Southern California and certificates from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Social Impact Strategy.