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Ann Harrell

Ann HarrellAssociate Professor, Voice
Voice Area Coordinator
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

Since joining the MU music faculty in 1992, Professor Ann Harrell has been active as a soloist, with recital appearances at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, the University of Texas at Austin, University of Iowa, University of Miami, Drake University, and Indiana University. She was also chosen as a fellow for the Bach Aria Festival and Institute at Stony Brook, New York. Orchestral appearances include performances with the Quad City Mozart Festival, Imperial College Choral Union and Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Missouri Chamber Orchestra, Messiah Festival of Music and Art, Dallas Chamber Orchestra, and the International Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles, California.

Professor Harrell's responsibilities at MU include teaching voice to undergraduate and graduate voice majors, teaching vocal pedagogy, and serving as Coordinator of Vocal Studies. 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. 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.  Three 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. Professor Harrell has frequently adjudicated the competition and was a presenter at the 2008 and 2011 MTNA national conferences.