Anne McAninch is a dissertator in the DMA Composition program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studies composition with Professor Laura Schwendinger and conducting with Professor Scott Teeple. She received her Masters of Music in Composition from James Madison University, where she studied composition with Eric Guinivan and Jason Haney and bassoon with Susan Barber. Before pursuing her degrees in composition, Anne received her Bachelors in Music in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and studied bassoon with Jon Gaarder. She has also taught instrumental music in Washington, DC for nine years. Anne made her collegiate conducting debut when she led the University of Wisconsin-Madison Concert Band in the premiere of her work Silver Lining. Anne has had readings with the JACK Quartet, Del Sol Quartet, the Cygnus Ensemble, and has had performances by acclaimed flutist Emma Resmini. Anne’s compositions have been described as “harmonically interesting” and “rich in orchestral color.” Anne’s work Seven has been selected to be presented at the Society of Composers, Inc. 2018 Region VI convention. Recently, Anne was the guest composer-in-residence at the Caroga Lake Music Festival: InterArts Symposium and had a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA.