Faculty & Staff

Dr. Angela Ammerman

Music Education | Aural Skills

Adjunct Professor of Music

  • Aural Skills

Education

  • Bachelor of Music Education – University of Cincinnati
    College-Conservatory of Music
  • Master of Music Education – Boston University
  • Ph.D. in Music Education – George Mason University

Angela Ammerman, referred to by the Washington Post as the first “music teacher prodigy,” earned degrees in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music, Boston University, and her PhD from George Mason University. Featured in the Tennessee Alumnus Magazine in 2019 for founding a strings program for orphaned children in Thailand, Dr. Ammerman has dedicated much of her musical career to providing access to quality music education for underserved populations of children in the United States and across the globe. Ammerman was hired as the Director of Music Education and Orchestra Director at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2017 where she built a thriving music education program and was honored as the university’s Outstanding Advisor of the Year in 2019. Recognized by Fairfax County Public Schools as a Top Teacher in 2017 and the Virginia House of Delegates in 2016 for her dedication to instilling a life-long passion for music in all of her students, Angela Ammerman diligently works to now pass along these teaching and mentorship qualities to her own Music Education students.  In 2016, Dr. Ammerman was named the Virginia Orchestra Director of the Year, a finalist for the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year and Washington Post Teacher of the Year. Dr. Ammerman recently completed a chapter for the book: Rehearsing the Middle School Orchestra edited by Sandy Goldie and is hard at work on a workbook for breaking language barriers in the music classroomAmmerman is a passionate and dedicated music education professor and music educator, and is published in the String Research Journal, the American String Teachers Journal and Teaching Music. Dr. Ammerman is in high demand as a guest conductor, speaker, and clinician for sessions and workshops at local, state, national, and international conferences and in-services. Currently living in Virginia with her husband and newborn son, Dr. Ammerman works at George Mason University where she supervises student teachers, teaches Lab Orchestra and Aural Skills. Ammerman is known for an emphasis on play-based learning, humor, a unique style, and for the creation of the first ever Future Music Educators Camp as well as her Music Education Podcast: #MusicEdLove.

 

Contact Dr. Ammerman at: aammerma@gmu.edu