Dr Anna Hamre
June 2015

Greece - Athens, Acropolis   Greece - Santorini

Greece with Anna Hamre - June 2015

CHORAL ODYSSEY GREECE with Dr. Anna Hamre - The Athens Choral Festival | Cruise the Greek Islands | Individual concerts | Gala concerts

Dr Anna Hamre

Director of Choral Activities at
California State University, Fresno

Anna Hamre is Director of Choral Activities at California State University, Fresno, where she is responsible for the management of the choral program. She conducts the Concert Choir and Community Chorus Master Chorale and Coro Piccolo, frequently collaborating with the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra. In demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, she has conducted outside of the continental United States in Hawaii, Mexico, China, England, Italy, and Austria. 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).

Currently Dr. Hamre is serving as President-Elect of the Western Division of the American Choral Directors Association and as an advisory member of the Choral Council for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Dr. Hamre holds a BA degree in vocal and instrumental music education from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD; an MM degree in choral music from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley; and a DMA in choral literature and performance from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Recent honors include the California Association for Music Education (CMEA) President’s Award (2013), Fresno Arts Council Horizon Artist Award (2007), the 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.

Dr. Hamre is the author of The High-School/University Sight-Singer (Masterworks Press), a music-literacy method in use in every state, plus the District of Columbia, Guam, British Columbia, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. Her new publication, The Weekly Sight-Singer: An Abbreviated and Accelerated Method, was released in the summer 2011.

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.