Anne McAninch is a composer of chamber, vocal/choral, orchestral, and wind band music, as well as a music educator and conductor. Her works have been featured at the 42nd International Saxophone Symposium, the 2018 Society of Composers, Inc. Region VI Conference, a featured composer at XCreation: Resonance Madison, as well as being selected for the 2019 University of Wisconsin-Madison Symphony Showcase. Additionally, she has been featured as both composer and conductor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Concert Band and the University of Wisconsin-Madison New Music Ensemble. Anne’s other accomplishments include being the guest composer-in-residence at the Caroga Lake Music Festival: InterArts Symposium, composer-in-residence at James Madison Memorial High School, and was an Artist Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Anne holds received her DMA in Composition with a minor in Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MM in Music Composition from James Madison University, and her BM in Music Education with a minor in Music History from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Anne studied bassoon with Jon Gaarder (WCU) and Susan Barber (JMU), piano with Debrah Brown, and conducting with Scott Teeple. Her composition teachers include Jaropolk Lassowsky, Francis McKay, Eric Guinivan, Jason Haney, Les Thimmig, Dan Grabois (electro-acoustic), and Laura Schwendinger.
Anne is a member of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), American Composer's Forum, The International Alliance for Women in Music, and the Society of Composers, Inc.
Finally, Anne is looking for new people to collaborate with! If you are interested, please feel free to reach out via the contact page or email her at annemcaninch (@) gmail.com