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Mary Andersen
6-8 Instrumental Music
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Mary Andersen was raised in Coon Rapids, Iowa, and received her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Northern Iowa. She has directed bands in northern and central Iowa before moving to southeast Iowa, working with students at all levels from fifth through twelfth grade. She has been the director of bands at Fairfield Middle School since 2004.

Ms. Andersen has been active in the Iowa Bandmaster's Association, serving the North Central district as middle school honor band chair, the South East district as treasurer and public relations/elections chair, and was state committee chair for Public Relations for 5 years. She is also a member of the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education and Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity. Ms. Andersen has performed as a clarinetist with the Southeast Iowa Band, the Fairfield Municipal Band, the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, and the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as a keyboard accompanist with the Greater Ottumwa Vocal Arts Project, St. Mary Church, and for vocal and instrumental soloists.




Phone: (641) 472-5019 Email: Mary Andersen FMS
404 West Fillmore St. Fairfield IA 52556
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