Angela Ammerman earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM); and her Masters of Music Education from Boston University.  Ammerman is currently working on her PhD in Music Education through George Mason University.

In the course of her studies Mrs. Ammerman has performed under the direction of distinguished conductors including James Levine, Erich Kunzel, Xian Zhang, Steven Coker, and Mark Gibson.  She has performed with the CCM Concert Orchestra, CCM Chorale, and the Cincinnati Symphony Chorus.  Concentrating in piano, Mrs. Ammerman studied with renowned pianists Michael Chertock of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Richard Morris.  Additionally, Mrs. Ammerman studied music education theory and practice with authorities Dr. Lizbeth Wing, and McGraw Hill’s Multi-Cultural Specialist Dr. Rene Boyer. 

 Upon graduation from CCM Mrs. Ammerman taught general music classes for Miamisburg City Schools, Miamisburg, Ohio.  In 2007 she and her husband relocated to Jacksonville, North Carolina.  There she was appointed Music Director of Swansboro High School and Middle School orchestra programs.  During her time in North Carolina, Mrs. Ammerman drastically increased the student membership in the orchestra, consistently received superior scores at festival, and was selected as the Swansboro Beginning Teacher of the Year in 2007.  In 2010, Mrs. Ammerman was hired in Fairfax County where she currently serves as the Director of Orchestra at Annandale High School.  

Mrs. Ammerman’s studies and experiences have laid the groundwork for her philosophy of music education: that Critical Pedagogy through music instruction provides students with a transformative and synergetic learning environment.  Mrs. Ammerman looks forward to helping students realize that music is a fun and culturally valuable activity that is for everyone’s enjoyment; that music is historically relevant, provides a lab for students to apply the scientific method, and is a global/universal form of self and group expression.

Mrs. Ammerman lives with her husband, Captain Allen Ammerman USMC, three dogs and a cat in Alexandria.  She is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, American String Teachers Association, and has contributed to the MENC Journal.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching The Office, visiting the monuments and historical sites in the area, shoe shopping, and (of course) practicing!  Feel free to contact her here!