A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

JoAnn Rediger

Professor of Music
Chorale & Taylor Sounds
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  • DA, Choral Conducting, Ball State University (1994)
  • MMus, Music Education, James Madison University (1980)
  • BS, Music Education, Taylor University (1971)

Advice to Incoming Students

We teachers and students are in this venture together. Only our best work will uncover our passion and enable our authentic internal motivation to emerge, mature and inspire life-long service to God and humanity in our vocations and relationships. We will be early rather than late, prepared rather than slacking; prayerful rather than boastful; humble; obedient; and caring, open, inclusive, engaged, and grateful.

Why I Enjoy Teaching at Taylor

I enjoy teaching at Taylor because Taylor is my alma mater and it embodies the vision, values, and community I seek.


Organist for First Presbyterian Church in Hartford City, Indiana; grandparenting Evan Mitchell and Ruby Kate; and international travel

Major Career Accomplishments

1996+ – Student relationships, accomplishments and growth

1996+ – Music Department alumni serving around the world

2000 – Ball State University Outstanding Alumna Award

2000 – Conducting 1,200-voice choir in Yekaterinburg, Siberia, and Russia

2006 – Taylor University Outstanding Teacher and Campus Leadership Award

2008 – Taylor Chorale participating in Easter sunrise service in Athens, Greece

2010 – Taylor University Distinguished Professor Award

2012 – Taylor Chorale singing at the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea

Read: Rehearsing with Dr. Rediger