Secretary-Treasurer – Susan Barna Ayoub
Susan Barna Ayoub is honored to be Local 5’s Secretary/Treasurer. Immediately prior to taking office at the union, Ms. Ayoub was the first-call flutist for the Fisher and Masonic Temple Theatre Orchestras and remains a member of the Detroit Chapter of the Theater Musicians Association. She was also a member of the Pastiche Wind Quintet, which toured and participated in residencies in Italy, the Dominican Republic and in various locations in the US. Pastiche represented the City of Detroit in a cultural exchange with its sister city of Florence, Italy – preceded by a performance at a meeting of the Detroit City Council. She continues to perform engagements in the Detroit area when not immersed in her duties as secretary/treasurer of a modern local union.
A graduate of Wayne State University, Susan Barna Ayoub taught as an adjunct flute instructor at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, in addition to directing the Oakland University Flute Ensemble. Outside of the classroom, she involved her students with Focus: Hope, a nationally recognized and much imitated civil and human rights organization in Detroit. In 1989, she co-founded the Oakland Steiner School – a Waldorf elementary school located in Rochester Hills, MI. Waldorf is a global independent alternative education movement.
Since 2003, Ms. Ayoub has served as a member of the AFM Diversity Committee. This opportunity has furthered her lifelong interest in the advancement of, and appreciation for human diversity in its many forms, enhancing the well being of all.