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Dr. Anna Hamre
Anna Hamre is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, having made appearances outside the continental United States in Hawaii, Mexico, China, Italy, Austria, and England. She has guest-conducted twice at Carnegie Hall.
At California State University, Fresno, Dr. Hamre teaches undergraduate conducting and graduate conducting and literature, and she is responsible for the management of the choral program. She conducts the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Community Chorus Master Chorale and Coro Piccolo, frequently collaborating with the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra. Her various positions have given her the opportunity to conduct numerous new works, including the American premiere of Philip Wilby’s 2004 reconstruction of Mozart’s Mass in C (Novello).
Recent honors include the Fresno Arts Council Horizon Artist Award (2007), the California Association for Music Education (CMEA) Choral Conductor Award (2006), the CMEA Central Section College/University Music Educator Award (2006), the Fresno-State College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Teaching Award (2003), the Fresno-Madera Counties Music Education Association Choral Educator Award (2003), and recognitions from Fresno-State music fraternities.
She has presented sessions for various choral-conducting and music-education organizations at local, state and national levels. Her articles have appeared in state music magazines plus the International Choral Bulletin, The Choral Journal, and Spotlight on Teaching Chorus.
Contact director Dr. Anna Hamre by phone at 559-278-2539 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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