Ann Schoenecker
Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre
Conservatory for the Performing Arts
FAC 405


Ann Elise Schoenecker, soprano, has performed multiple genres of music from music theatre to opera to oratorio throughout the United States and Europe.  She has appeared in over 30 theatrical roles, most recently at the famed Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA.  Prior to her current position at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI, Dr. Schoenecker has held teaching positions at The Performing Arts Studios, Vienna, in Vienna, Austria, Luther College, University of Minnesota and the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Dr. Schoenecker is a former Regional Metropolitan Opera Finalist, Finalist in the Jenny Lind National Competition for Sopranos and has sung many roles with Opera Boston among others.  Dr. Schoenecker is a graduate of Luther College, the University of Missouri-Columbia under the tutelage of Costanza Cuccaro, the University of Minnesota where she received her DMA in vocal performance and pedagogy under Lawrence Weller and Dr. Clifton Ware, with additional certifications in Contemporary and Commercial Vocal Pedagogy from Shenandoah University under the guidance of Matt Edwards.  Dr. Schoenecker is a sought-after clinician and singer and has been blessed to share her experiences with people from all parts of the world.  Her students have successfully performed on international and national stages in music theatre and opera. Dr. Schoenecker currently resides in Onalaska, WI with her husband and four daughters, where she is a tenured, full Professor of Theatre and Music Theatre at Viterbo University teaching vocal pedagogy and applied voice lessons.