Anne Fennell., M.Ed., is the President of the California Music Educators Association and the K-12 Music Program Manager for SDUSD in San Diego, CA.  She holds a bachelor’s in music education, a master’s in educational leadership studies, Orff-Schulwerk certification Levels: I-II-III and over 90 graduate hours in music and additional education coursework. Her 36 years of experience in education includes 4 years in administration and 32 years of teaching music education, including: music composition and steel drum ensembles in grades 9-12, Kindergarten-Grade 8 integrated arts and music through Orff-Schulwerk, and leading both vocal and instrumental ensembles in civic and professional performances, as well as national music conferences and the NAMM Board of Directors meetings in 2013 & 2016.

Ms. Fennell is a published author through Pearson Education, the GRAMMY Foundation, The Percussion Marketing Council, and Disney’s Little/Baby Einsteins. She presents workshops and gives keynotes both nationally and internationally, including for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and National Association for Music Education Conferences, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), China music education conferences (through the support of the International Music Products Industry (NAMM)), and the International Society for Music Education. She has received numerous state and national awards, including the top 10 GRAMMY Music Educator Finalist for 2016, and top 3 Music Educator award from Music and Arts in 2015, 2020 Technology in Music Education National Teacher of the Year, and 2017 Magnet Schools of America National Teacher of the Year.


Job Position

K-12 Music Program Manager


San Diego Unified School District

April 2024 Teaching Music
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