Anne Lyman, Choral Conductor, Dorian Singers and Chorale
Anne Lyman joined the faculty in Fall 2008 as the conductor of the Dorian Singers and the Chorale. Dr. Lyman has conducted choirs at Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Iowa, and Cornell College, as well as programs with the Chambers Singers of Iowa City, King’s Chapel in Boston, and at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. Dr. Lyman completed her doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting at the University of Iowa under Timothy Stalter. In addition sh e hol ds 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 has completed additional graduate work at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. She 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 founder and artistic director of CANONICI, Tacoma's consort of voices dedicated to the performance of medieval and early Renaissance polyphony. Dr. Lyman recently 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. She has founded and directed numerous early music ensembles, including Tempus Imperfectum, Belgium’s first vocal ensemble to read from original notation. An accomplished singer, Dr. Lyman has studied and performed early music in England and France under the tutelage of Peter Phillips and Andrew Carwood. She has also performed with numerous professional choirs in Seattle, Bruges, Boston, Fort Worth, and Cincinnati.
Dr. Lyman serves as the Director of Music Ministries at Skyline Presbyterian Church in Tacoma and in August 2009 became the Artistic Director of the Seattle Bach Choir. She also serves as Associate Editor of the Choral Scholar, the journal of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. Dr. Lyman lives in Tacoma with her husband, Zach, and their son, Milo.
"Puget Sound students are engaging, thoughtful, persistent, and passionate. They thrive in both the process and the product that comes from participating in choir and bring their best to each rehearsal and concert, rising to the occasion without even being asked. It is a great pleasure to serve such a wonderful community of musicians."