Dr. Alison Mann is the Director of Choirs at Walton High School, in Marietta, Georgia. She joined the Walton Choral Department in the fall of 2022. Prior to her time at Walton, she was Associate Professor of Choral Music Education and Program Coordinator for Music Education at Kennesaw State University for 14 years. At Kennesaw State, she taught coursework in Choral Methods, Educational Literature and Technology, and Vocal Pedagogy for Ensemble Singing. Additionally, she supervised student teachers and served as Conductor of the KSU Treble Choir, who was selected to sing for the GMEA 2022 conference. She is a founding singer and chorus manager for Atlanta based professional chamber choir, Coro Vocati, and was featured as a soloist in their Georgia premiere performance of “Considering Matthew Shepard”.
Dr. Mann received her Ph.D. in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Oregon, and a Masters of Choral Music Education and Bachelors of Choral Music Education from Florida State University. Dr. Mann has studied conducting and music education with André Thomas, Kevin Fenton, Sharon J. Paul, and Judy Bowers. Dr. Mann is currently serving Southern Division ACDA on the Executive Conference Planning Committee, and past Women’s Choir Repertoire and Resources chair, and Georgia state ACDA Membership Chair. Her professional affiliations include the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the International Society for Music Education. Her research has been presented at the state, regional, and international levels. Dr. Mann is an active conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, and has conducted state ACDA honor choirs, and All State choruses in multiple states.