Anne-Marie Hildebrandt is an award-winning educator, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, composer, and arranger. She received her Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School in Piano Performance, a Master of Arts from Teachers College Columbia University in Music and Music Education, and is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Music Education from Penn State. She enjoys an active career teaching, performing , and writing music, having performed Irish traditional music over 25 times at Carnegie Hall with artists such as Marie Reilly and Bobby McFerrin.
Anne-Marie has combined her experience teaching ear training and theory at The Juilliard School in the Pre-College and College Divisions with decades playing popular and folk music and a knowledge of research and learning theories to develop an innovative approach to music learning. But above all, Anne-Marie enjoys helping students have fun while developing the skills needed to express themselves creatively.
Anne-Marie has released several full-length albums of original and Irish music, and has recently presented her research on aural music learning at national and local music education conferences. She has seven choral titles published by Hinshaw Music and continues to write songs and arrangements for choirs and instrumentalists. She currently teaches and lives with her husband, two teenaged sons, three cats, a dog, and three chickens, in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, where she also enjoys making jewelry and ceramics.
Watch the introductory video below for a deeper look into how Anne-Marie's adventures have contributed to the development of the Creative Musicianship curriculum.