Ann Fredrickson

Job Title

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
    Music and Theatre, College of Arts and Sciences


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music

Started at Bethel



  • St. Olaf College - B.A. in Biology, Music, 1985
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music - M.M. in Vocal Performance, 1988


Ann Fredrickson has been teaching adjunct music at Bethel University for three years and at Bethany Lutheran College for over twenty years. Before that, Ann pursued a career in opera, performing for over 10 years with the Minnesota Opera, Opera101, North Star Opera, and Pocket Opera. Her time with Minnesota Opera included main stage roles and National and Regional tours. She was the recipient of the Eleanor Koehler Ellerbe Award from the Schubert Club, First Runner-up in the District Metropolitan Opera Competition, Winner of the Young Artist Award for the Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs, and winner of the Henry Holt and NATS competitions in California. Her oratorio credits include Messiah at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and Ein Deutsches Requiem, Coronation Mass, Vesperae Solennes, and Madrigals by George Crumb.

Ann graduated with a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Her undergraduate degree is from St. Olaf College where she was a National Merit Scholar and sang in the St. Olaf Choir.

In addition to singing in the St. Olaf Choir, Ann’s choral credits include: Section Leader, St. Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco; Passau Chorale Musikverein, Passau, Germany; Guest Conductor, St. Stephen’s Choir, Edina; Guest Conductor, Carpe Diem, Minneapolis. Ann trained under Dr. Kenneth Jennings. Professional Development includes choral workshops with ACDA, handbell training with Sharon Carlson and Christy Gotzman. She has been an adjudicator for the High School Honors Solo Competition and the Bishop’s Chorister Award Competition.

Ann’s skill set as a teacher is diverse encompassing conducting the Mary Martha Singers and Handbell Choirs at Bethany Lutheran College, teaching private voice lessons, serving as Artistic Director for 22 years for the Choraliers Musical Theatre, developing an on-line Music Appreciation course, and teaching Music History, Opera, Vocal Pedagogy, Music Appreciation, and Music Fundamentals.

She currently serves on the board of ProMusica, an independent arts organization in southwestern Minnesota. She is an active member of Excelsior Covenant Church.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Music Literature
Music History and Literature I