Dr. Anne Gassmann is a conductor, music educator, and soprano. As an Assistant Professor of Music, she serves as the Director of Choral Music at the University of Jamestown. Her duties include conducting the Concert Choir and Chapel Choir as well as teaching music education courses.
Prior to coming to the University of Jamestown, Gassmann served as the Director of Choirs and Vocal Area at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS. In addition to her many duties as an Assistant Professor, she is an active adjudicator, clinician, and presenter. Gassmann promotes 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”.
Dr. 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.
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 Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists, Wichita Chamber Chorale, CORO, Nebraska Festival Singers, Salina Chorale, and Sounding Light.
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.