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

Faculty Profile

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, 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, 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