Jeremy N. Manternach is a native of Eastern Iowa and serves the University of Iowa faculty as Assistant Professor of Vocal/Choral Music Education. He teaches undergraduate and graduate choral pedagogy, voice science, music education, and research courses and coordinates and conducts the UI Youth Chorale, a high school outreach choir. He previously held the same position at the University of Arizona. He has earned degrees from St. John’s University (B.A.) and the University of Kansas (M.M.E. and Ph.D.) and currently serves on the Iowa Choral Directors Association board of directors as the editor of the state newsletter, Sounding Board.
Previously, Dr. Manternach was a choral director and vocalist in Minnesota. He taught at Apple Valley High School and Andover High School, where he received a district-wide Teacher Outstanding Performance Award and directed the AHS concert choir at the ACDA-MN state convention. He also served on the teaching faculty for the St. John's Boys' Choir. As a tenor section leader or soloist, Dr. Manternach has performed with such groups as the Minnesota Chorale, The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists, Kantorei, and several church ensembles. His conducting instructors include Dr. James F. Daugherty, Br. Paul Richards, OSB, and Dr. Axel Theimer.
Dr. Manternach is a frequent guest clinician and conductor in Iowa and beyond. He has conducted All-Conference, All-Region, or All-City honor choirs in Iowa, Kansas, and Arizona. He also recently served as the conductor for the Kansas Middle-Level All-State Choir and the Idaho All-State Treble Choir.
Dr. Manternach serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing and the Journal of Music Teacher Education. His research interests include choral conducting gesture and singer efficiency, choral and vocal acoustics, and pre-service teacher voice use. His refereed research presentations include conferences of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the Voice Foundation, the Acoustical Society of America, the Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA), and the Iowa, Kansas, and Arizona Music Educators Associations. Journal publications to date include articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal of Voice, and the Journal of Music Teacher Education.
He is a member of ACDA, ICDA, NAfME, IMEA, PAVA, and the VoiceCare Network.