About Our Executive Director

Susan Diane Howell, MBA

As Director of Artist Development for Premier West Entertainment, Susan Diane Howell debuted her communication skills as the featured “Vocal Notes” columnist for the Las Vegas Callback News and as an invited radio co-host of Los Angeles KPFK FM “Samm Brown's For The Record,” where she spoke out on behalf of performing artists.

Susan was a trusted artist consultant and talent judge for "Gimme The Mike (Mic)" KVVU-Fox 5, Las Vegas and recruited as producer and cast manager by the Academy of Performing Arts in Japan for double ticket seasons at the 2,000 seats Niigata Terrsa Theater.

Popular learning institutions, as Musician’s Institute (MI) and Nevada Academy Of Music (NVAM) have sought Susan to share her life-study techniques and professional skills in career management. Her recent books, “Singing For Success” and “Empowering the Professional Woman” have been sold around the world and generates numerous public speaking engagements for the development of women in business and entertainment.

Vocal Student Accomplishments:

  • Las Vegas Cashman Field
  • Rocky Mountain Speedway
  • Las Vegas School for Performing Arts
  • Beauty and the Beast (Grammy)
  • The Century Club
  • U.S. White House
  • Rumi Awards, Las Vegas
  • Skin Tight (Las Vegas Strip, Lead)
  • 2002 Winter Olympics
  • America's Got Talent (FOX) • Motown Revue Hitzville (Las Vegas Strip, Lead)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (Niigata Terrsa Theater, Japan)
  • House of Blues (Sunset Boulevard and Mandalay Bay)
  • M Resort (Las Vegas)
  • Sony Universal Music, Japan

Training and Education:

  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California-MBA (Master's in Business)
  • California State University, Northridge, California–BA in Theatre Arts
  • Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music, Rome–Music and Language
  • The Julliard School, New York City–Vocal Arts Studies

Professional Affiliations:

Past & Present

  • Board of Directors, Synthesis Performing Arts Company, Universal
  • American Federation of Musicians (Local 47)
  • Classical Singers Association (CSA); Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)