Dr. Anne Gassmann
Dr. Anne Gassmann
Director of Choral Music, Assistant Professor of Music
Department of Music
Degrees: B.M., M.M. North Dakota State University, D.M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Anne Gassmann, is a conductor, music educator, and soprano. As an Assistant Professor of Music, she serves as the Director of Choral Music and Voice Area at Kansas Wesleyan University. Her duties include conducting the Philharmonic Choir and Wesleyan Chorale as well as teaching applied voice and vocal-related courses.
Gassmann promotes for the well-being of students and faculty through her advising and clinic sessions on mental health and inclusive practices. Most recently, she presented two sessions at Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA), “Mental Health: Teachers are People Too” and “An Honest Look at Gender Norms in Music Education”.
As a strong advocate for lifelong singing, Anne continues to perform as both an ensemble member and soloist throughout the Midwest. Ensembles that she has sung in include Wichita Chamber Chorale, CORO, Nebraska Festival Singers, Salina Chorale, Sounding Light, and the Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists.
Gassmann received her Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. Prior to her doctoral work, Dr. Gassmann taught middle and high school in the upper Midwest. As a North Dakota native, she was drawn to North Dakota State University to study choral conducting and voice with Drs. Jo Ann Miller and Virginia Sublett for her M.M. and B.M.
Dr. Gassmann holds memberships in American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, National Association of Teachers of Singing and National Collegiate Choral Organization.