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Ann Harrell

Ann HarrellAssociate Professor, Voice
MM, University of Texas
office: 263 Fine Arts Building
phone: 573-882-3312
fax: 573-884-7444
mailing address: 140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211

Professor Harrell's responsibilities at MU include teaching voice to undergraduate and graduate voice majors and teaching vocal pedagogy. In 1997 she received the Purple Chalk Teaching Award sponsored by the College of Arts and Science and was also recognized in 1998 as a recipient of the Provost's Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award. In 2014 she was named a Kemper Fellow.  The William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence were established to honor outstanding teachers at the University of Missouri.  Fellows receive a surprise visit from MU’s Chancellor and executives from Commerce Bank, the trustee for the Kemper Foundation, and are presented with $10,000.  Professor Harrell has consistently placed students in the finals of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions at the state and regional level.  As of 2014, four of Professor Harrell’s students have been winners of the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Award in Voice.  The first was Neal Boyd in 2000, and in 2008, the winner was Emily Bennett.  Both students were later featured in recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York.  Mr. Boyd was selected as the winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2008.  In 2010, another of Harrell’s students, Molly Clodius, won the MTNA Young Artist Award, and in 2014, Anna Bridgman was the winner.  Professor Harrell has frequently adjudicated the competition and was a presenter at the 2008 and 2011 MTNA national conferences.