Anne holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University, both in trumpet performance. She has performed with prestigious groups such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Wind Symphony. In addition to her applied music studies, she holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from SMU, and has completed coursework toward a doctorate in music education at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. While at IU, she served as an associate instructor for the music education department, supervised student teachers, served as a teaching assistant for choral and elementary music methods courses, and conducted second and third grade singers in the IU Children’s Choir.
Michelle couldn't be more excited to be working with Spirare! She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Whitworth University, studying both piano and voice. After graduating, she spent a semester as the accompanist for the Whitworth Men's Choir. In recent years, she has performed vocally with various ensembles throughout Spokane, including St. John's Cathedral Choir, and the Spokane Kantorei Choir. Michelle is ecstatic to be a part of the staff for the Spokane Area Youth Choirs this season!