Department of Music : Faculty

Dr. Cory Ganschow

Associate Professor of Music
Music Education, Choral Ensembles

Dr. Cory Ganschow is Coordinator of Music Education and Associate Director of Choirs at Western Connecticut State University. She is extremely active as an adjudicator and clinician for honor choirs across the country including All-State, All-Region, and All-District Choirs. Prior to teaching at WCSU, Ganschow taught choir in the Texas and Illinois public schools, and served as a facilitator of music in the adolescent behavioral health community.

Dr. Ganschow has sung professionally in the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, Voce, and Spire, and is also a published researcher and presenter in the areas of leadership, choral rehearsal approaches and engagement. She currently serves on the NAfME National Council for Choral Education Executive Committee and is President-Elect of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Ganschow holds a Ph.D. in Music Education and Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, a MME from Illinois State University and a BME from Millikin University where she studied conducting with Dr. Brad Holmes.