Angela Ammerman, the first graduate from George Mason University's PhD in Music Education program, is the head of the Music Education program at the University of Tennessee at Martin where she hopes to pass on her passion for teaching music to students of all backgrounds, income levels, and language skills. Ammerman was named Orchestra Director of the Year by the Virginia American String Teachers Association and has recently been nominated for the Music and Arts National Teacher of the Year Award. Ammerman earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM); and her Master's of Music Education from Boston University.
In the course of her studies Mrs. Ammerman has performed under the direction of distinguished conductors James Levine, Erich Kunzel, Xian Zhang, Steven Coker, and Mark Gibson. Mrs. Ammerman studied piano with Michael Chertock of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Richard Morris. Additionally, Ammerman studied music education theory and practice with authorities Dr. Lizbeth Wing, and McGraw Hill's Multi-Cultural Specialist Dr. Rene Boyer.