Anne Mileski

Elementary Music Specialist, Clinician, & Curriculum Designer

Anne Mileski is an early childhood and elementary music educator and clinician based in Eastern Washington. She currently serves as Instructor and Coordinator of Elementary/General Music at Gonzaga University.

Anne is certified in Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy, Music Learning Theory Elementary General Level I, and has completed advanced coursework in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. She is a regular clinician at local workshops, state music conferences, and has presented at both the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and Organization of American Kodály Educators national conferences. She has served on faculty for Kodály teacher education programs at both the American Kodály Institute at Loyola Maryland and the Plano ISD/SMU Kodaly Certification Program in Dallas, Texas.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Southern Methodist University. She has performed on trumpet with prestigious groups such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Wind Symphony.

In addition to her applied music studies, Anne holds a Master of Music in Music Education from Southern Methodist University. Prior to relocating to the pacific northwest, she completed coursework toward a doctorate in music education at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. While attending IU, she served as an associate instructor for the music education department, both as a supervisor for student teachers and as a teaching assistant for choral and elementary music methods courses. Also while at IU, she conducted second and third grade singers in the IU Children’s Choir.

Anne has served as a conductor for the Spokane Area Youth Choirs, where she helped to establish ABC early childhood program for young singers through SAYC. She presents regularly at local, state, and national workshops and conferences, on various topics including purposeful movement and curricular sequencing in the elementary classroom. She frequently presents for school organization professional development days, and is the Curriculum Designer for the online adult music education organization, Musical U. She is the founder of Anacrusic, where she works with early childhood and elementary music educators to refine their practice through specialized trainings and custom curriculum.