|Short Name:||Anne A. McNair|
|Full Name:||McNair, Anne A., 1954-|
Anne A. McNair. (b. 1954): Anne Acker McNair was born in High Point, NC in 1954 and grew up in Raleigh, NC. She has had dual careers as a music teacher/composer/church musician and as an actuary. Her music degrees are from St. Andrews Presbyterian College (B.M., sacred music/organ and music education, 1976), Georgia State University (M.M., music education, 1981), and the University of S.C. (Ph.D., music education, 2010). She also holds a degree in statistics from the University of S.C. (B.S., 1995). Anne currently serves as Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia. From 2005-2014, she served as Director of Choirs for Children and Youth at Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC. She is active in the Presbyterian Association of Musicians at the national level and has served as an elected board member (2010-2013), president elect (2014-2016), and will serve as president (2016-2018). She and her husband, William McNair, were Co-Conference Directors of the Montreat Worship and Music Conference in 2013. Anne’s writings have been published in “Call to Worship”,
“Perspectives”, and in the “Journal of Research in Music Education”. Her choral compositions have been published by Mark Foster Music and by
Augsburg Fortress. She enjoys writing both hymn texts and hymn tunes for use in her church. Three hymn tunes have been published by Darcey Press.
Anne A. McNair