Ann Flisrand began teaching clarinet in MacPhail’s Individual Instruction department in 2016. Previously, Ann served as a band director in Luverne, Minnesota. She also taught woodwind lessons at Riverland Community College in Austin, Minnesota, as well as private lessons.
Her goal is to help each student develop their talents to the greatest extent possible through positive means. It is important to help them understand why special fingerings make playing easier.
She serves as principal clarinet with Austin Symphony Orchestra, and has been a member of the Austin Community band since it was organized. She has played in pit orchestras for Summerset Theatre and Riverland Community College in Austin, as well as pit orchestras for Ridgewater Community College and The Barn Theater in Willmar, Minnesota.
Ann holds a B.A. in Music Education from Luther College.