Dr. Ihm’s Bio


Dr. Dana Ihm, Director of Choral Activities
Colorado State University-Pueblo – 2003-2021
Music Dept. Chair – 2019-2021

Dr. Dana Ihm received the Doctor of Philosophy in Choral Music Education degree from the University of South Carolina, having studied conducting with Dr. Larry Wyatt.  Her Master of Music in Choral Conducting Performance and Bachelor of Choral Music Education were from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, where she studied voice with Margaret Theuneman and conducting with Dr. Marshall Turley.  Her academic appointments include Ozark Christian College, Brodhead Public Schools, Dallas Christian College, and Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Under her direction, The CSU-Pueblo Concert and Chamber Choirs performed at the Colorado Music Educators State Conference in 2007, 2011, and 2017, and the Chamber Choir performs annually at the Colorado ACDA Collegiate Choral Festival.  Dr. Ihm has led choir tours extensively throughout the United States and Europe.  The CSU-Pueblo Concert and Chamber Choirs toured to Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Wales, Spain and Portugal.

The CSU-Pueblo Chamber Choir was one of five invited choirs from around the world to perform in Medellin, Colombia, XVIII Festival Coral de Medellin.

Dr. Ihm is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and has served on the boards and planning committees of both the State and Regional organizations. She has participated in the Carnegie Hall Professional Choral Workshop in 2000 and 2002, singing under the direction of James Conlan and Andre Previn.  She has been actively involved in directing numerous church and community choirs throughout her career, most recently as Artistic Director for the Pueblo Choral Society from 2009-2016.  She has also adjudicated numerous choral and vocal festivals in Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Colorado.  Dr. Ihm has conducted internationally in Vienna, Austria; Varna, Bulgaria; Bacau, Romania; Calgary, Canada; and Munich, Germany. Dr. Ihm also conducted workshops at five universities in China in May/June 2019.

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