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Sue Metz
M.A., Univ. of San Francisco
(916) 278-6468 • Email
Office: Capistrano 113

Courses/Areas Taught
  • Music 101
  • Musc Education

Professor Sue Metz

Sue Metz

Sue Metz is an Associate Professor of Music concentrating in Music Education.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Education from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, a Master’s degree in Education/Music from the University of San Francisco, and an Administrative Services Credential from Sacramento State.  Prior to coming to Sacramento State she taught in the public schools where she was a music specialist, consultant, and  administrator. At Sacramento State she teaches music for liberal studies majors, music education courses, supervises and places music student teachers, and advises undergraduate and graduate music education students.

Throughout her career she has worked extensively with the California Department of Education and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing where she has been a contributing panel member on the writing of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET), the California Music Standards, and the CalTPA, the California Teacher Preparation Assessment, as well as an evaluator for the Single Subject Music Preparation Submission Documents. She is an active consultant and clinician for elementary music, and is the researcher and co-founder of the nationally recognized Teaching Through Musical Theatre Institute sponsored by California Musical Theatre.

Currently, Sue is a member of the National Association for Music Education (MENC), the California Music Educators Association (CMEA), the American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA), and the Northern California Association of Kodaly Educators (NCAKE).