SUSAN T. DEPIEDRA, MAEd, is a faculty of Philippine Normal University North Luzon, Alicia, Isabela. She currently serves as a Research Coordinator for the Physical Education Program. She also served as a Research Associate from August 2018 to September 2019 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City for a DOST-funded project: Development of Indigenous Musical Instruments Sounds Database, a digital database of audio recording of Philippine indigenous music instruments for public utilization. In 2015-2017, she was designated as Head of the Publication and Materials Development Office (PMDO).
Prof. Depiedra is currently pursuing PhD in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, major in Arts Studies. She earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Education at the University of La Salette, Santiago City. She finished her academic requirements in Master of Arts in Education major in Music at Philippine Normal University, Taft Avenue, Manila as well as her Bachelor of Secondary Education degree, major in Music.
She now focuses her studies/researches of the Indigenous Peoples of Kalinga particularly their customs and traditions, beliefs and practices related to their artifacts like gongs, bamboo and wooden musical instruments and also on textile weaving. Currently, she teaches Art Appreciation subjects and a special course in Indigenous Arts and Crafts.