Ann Cameron Haenfler recently completed more than 30 years of teaching ininstrumental music classrooms. Originally from Minnesota, Ann received a Bachelor of Music Plus Teaching Degree from South Dakota State University and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of South Dakota.
Ms. Haenfler began her teaching career at Sioux Falls Washington High School and continued at Patrick Henry Middle School, as well as many beginning band programs in the elementary schools of Sioux Falls. Her bands were twice selected to perform at the South Dakota Bandmasters Convention. In 1999, the Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Mu named her South Dakota Outstanding Bandmaster. In Arizona, Ann has taught in both Gilbert and Mesa Public Schools. While in Gilbert, Ann was a band director in Grades 5 through 12 and served as Assistant Band Director at Highland High School. Her bands consistently garnered recognition for fine performances at statewide events. Before retiring, Ms. Haenfler was a Band Specialist in Mesa Public Schools.
Ann has served as Vice President for elementary and junior high school activities for the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association. She continues to be an active adjudicator and clinician for middle school band festivals and recently was the conductor of the Arizona Sixth Grade All-State Band. Ms. Haenfler is Curriculum Consultant for the peer mentorship program United Sound. Her clinics on the topics of Title One Band, Beginning Percussion, and Career Navigation for Newer Teachers have been presented in Arizona and South Dakota, and this year are scheduled at the Iowa Music Educators Annual Conference.
Ann Haenfler is a proud Charter Member of the Arizona Kappa Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu.