Martha Sutter

Office of Academic Affairs,
Dean’s Leadership Team,
Setnor School of Music

Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Teaching Professor, Applied Music and Performance (Voice)

Martha Sutter portrait.

205 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010

Martha Sutter joined the Setnor School’s voice and choral faculty in 1986 and was named the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ assistant dean of undergraduate students in 2000. She has served as the Setnor School of Music's director and as a member of numerous University committees, including the Academic Coordinating Committee (chair, 2005-2008), the Behavioral Consultation Committee, the Judicial Review Board, and the Retention Council. She began the Arts Adventure Learning Community in 2001 and served on the Student-Athlete Advising Task Force.

An active musician, Sutter has performed with the Syracuse Symphony, Society for New Music, Skaneateles Festival, Artpark, Oswego Opera, and Syracuse Opera, where she held the position of chorus master for several years. For the past 20 years has served as director of music at University United Methodist Church in Syracuse. She holds a master of music degree in vocal performance from the Setnor School of Music and a bachelor of music degree in music education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.


  • M.M., Syracuse University
  • B.M., Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam