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ABOUT THE TEACHER

PROFESSIONAL BIO

Anna Dunford is a drummer, percussionist, composer, and educator based in the greater LA area. 

Anna is pursuing her Master’s degree in percussion performance at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach and holds her undergraduate degree in percussion performance from Brigham Young University Provo. Before moving to LA she regularly performed with Opera Idaho, the Boise Philharmonic, the McCall Summerfest Orchestra, and 208 ensemble. She enjoys collaborating with singer-songwriters and has toured the US with The National Parks and Hive Riot. Working as an educator in group and individual settings since 2011, she most recently served as an applied instructor of percussion at the College of Idaho and Boise State University and teaches at the annual Sun Valley Summer Festival.

In 2021 Anna was chosen as a fellow for the TAPS LA Music Festival, and was also awarded a grant by the Alexa Rose Foundation to begin work on her solo voice + percussion album. In 2020 she was awarded a grant by the City of Boise Department of Arts and History to create a work for marimba and improvised dance. She has recently studied privately with Ted Atkatz, Jason Haaheim, Matt Howard, and David Gluck. While a student at Brigham Young University Anna received first place in the Utah PAS Solo Competition, was a winner of the BYU Concerto Competition, toured throughout Europe and Asia with the BYU Chamber Orchestra, participated in the percussion and steel drum ensembles, and collaborated with student and faculty composers. In 2015 she received a grant from the BYU School of Music to attend the Leigh Howard Stevens Marimba Seminar in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and in 2013 received a PAS scholarship to attend their annual convention. Her high school years in Dallas, Texas included top prizes at national drumline championships and PASIC solo competitions.

EDUCATION

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, Long Beach

Master of Music in Percussion, 2021 - Present

Boise State University, Idaho

Master of Music in Percussion, 2018-2021

Bringham Young University, Utah

Bachelor of Music, 2015

SPECIALTY

  • Drum Set - All Levels

  • Percussion- All Levels

EXAM PREPARATION

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LANGUAGES

  • English 

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ANNA DUNFORD

DRUM TEACHER