Jaclyn Kottman Hittner '12 - Arioso Girl Choir
Jaclyn Kottman Hittner, who teaches Ragazze and Arioso singers, is an alumna of Lawrence University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in choral and general music education. She also holds a Master of Music degree in music education from Boston University, where her capstone focused on facilitating empowerment through the adolescent female voice change. Before moving to Wisconsin Rapids with her husband and their rescue pup, Louie, Hittner taught choral and general music in Appleton for almost 10 years. Prior to joining the Lawrence Girl Choir teaching staff, she served as a manager and conducting intern with all three middle and high school Girl Choirs. She has been a clinician and guest conductor for festival and honor choirs throughout Wisconsin and currently serves on the board of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association (WCDA) as the chair of the Singing in Wisconsin project. She is also Director of Operations for the Mile of Music Festival's Music Education Team and was a liaison for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive (CLR) Teaching & Learning with the Appleton Area School District. Hittner is a member of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) and an advocate for Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) teaching model. She is the recipient of WCDA’s Outstanding Young Choral Director Award and Lawrence University’s Pi Kappa Lambda Award for excellence in music education.