Jeremy Manternach

Choral Music Education
Associate Professor
Music Education Area Head

Jeremy Manternach, PhD, is Associate Professor of Vocal/Choral Music Education and currently serves as the area chair of music education at the University of Iowa. 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 currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Music Education and on the Iowa Choral Directors Association board of directors as the editor of the state publication, Sounding Board.

Dr. Manternach has conducted state, conference, region, and city honor choirs in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, and Kansas. As a high school choral director 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’s research interests include choral and vocal acoustics, conducting gesture and singer efficiency, and pre-service teacher voice use. His frequently presents refereed research presentations and workshops at music education, choral, and voice science conferences. Journal publications to date include articles in the Journal of Research in Music EducationBulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal of VoiceVoice and Speech Review, and the Journal of Music Teacher Education.

He is a member of ACDA, ICDA, NAfME, IMEA, PAVA, and the VoiceCare Network.

Research areas
  • Music education
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University of Iowa
4304 Voxman Music Building (VOX)
93 E. Burlington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States