Anne Lyman, DMA
The Seattle Bach Choir is proud to be directed by Dr. Anne E. Lyman.
Dr. Lyman serves as Director of Choral Activities at Tacoma Community College, is Artistic Director of the Seattle Bach Choir, and is Music Director at Skyline Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. Dr. Lyman has conducted choirs at Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Iowa, and Cornell College, as well as programs with the Chamber Singers of Iowa City, King’s Chapel in Boston, and at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. Dr. Lyman holds a musicology degree from The College of Wooster, a master of music degree in Choral Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati under Earl Rivers and John Leman, and completed her doctorate of musical arts degree in choral conducting at the University of Iowa under Timothy Stalter and Christine Getz. She also has studied conducting with Dale Warland, Janjoost van Elburg, Gregory Rose, and Elmer Thomas.
In addition to conducting, Dr. Lyman’s musical pursuits include early music research and vocal performance. She is the artistic director of the Tacoma-based professional early music ensemble, Canonici, which performs polyphony from the 14th through 16th centuries. In 2007, she completed a nine-month residency in Leuven, Belgium under the auspices of a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct archival research for her dissertation, an examination and transcription of the Deliciae sacrae (1616) by English composer Peter Philips, receiving additional recognition for her work by the Society of Seventeenth Century Music, the Belgian American Education Foundation, and the Stanley Foundation.
Dr. Lyman lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband Zach, son Milo, and daughter Eleanor.