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Assistant Director Anita Kumar

Anita Kumar is pursuing a Ph. D. in music education at the University of Washington, and also serves as Assistant Director of the UW Symphonic Band. As a member of the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Culture, and Learning, she researches the intersection of​​ visual and sonic elements of large ensemble performance, specifically as it relates to conducting. Anita is also the Enrollment Coordinator at Music Center of the Northwest, a community music school in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.

Previously she served as band director at Landmark and Melvin E Sine Elementary schools in the Glendale Elementary School District in Glendale, Arizona. She also served as the district's lead band teacher, chairing the district Honor Band program. Anita earned her Master of Music in Music Education from Arizona State University and her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she studied conducting with Gary Speck.

Anita joined Around The Sound Band as assistant director in 2015.


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