Annie Chalmers received her bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of Idaho and her master’s degree in conducting from the American Band College at Southern Oregon University. She taught K-12 band and general music for the Cascade School District in Leavenworth, Wash., for four years. As a horn player, she has been a member of the Wenatchee Valley Symphony and the Lake Chelan Bach Festival. Annie enjoys adjudicating band festivals and teaching horn lessons. Annie and her husband, Kent, have three children – Brooke, Oliver and Finn. In her free time she enjoys photography, knitting, and hiking.