Mary-Hannah Klontz, D.M.A.
Conductor, Composer and Music Educator
Dr. Mary-Hannah Klontz teaches at Charles J. Colgan, Sr. High School, a magnet school for the fine and performing arts in Manassas, VA. She received a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from George Mason University, a M.M. in French Horn Performance from the Eastman School of Music and a B.M. Music Education in French Horn, with a minor in Piano and Voice from the University of Akron. Klontz began her career as a professional horn player, but her love of teaching drew her into a career in education where she has taught at every level from pre-kindergarten to college. Ensembles under the direction of Dr. Klontz have received the highest accolades and been invited to perform at the Virginia Music Educators Conference, The White House, The National Cathedral and The Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center. She is active as a guest clinician, vocalist, and composer. Her composition, “Point Me to the Stars”, is published with Hal Leonard as part of the Henry Leck Choral Artistry Series. In addition, she is the editor of a new critical edition of Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis" (Psalm 130), Op. 50B that is available as a digital download in PDF, mp3 and digital notation files.