Dr. Ken Harned is a choral conductor and music educator with experience leading high school, collegiate, and community choruses.┬áMost recently, Dr. Harned served as a visiting Director of Choral Activities at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Oklahoma Panhandle State University. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and St. Charles Community College and spent over ten years teaching high school choir and band. In addition, Ken worked as a Guest Talent Coordinator with the Disney Performing Arts program at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University, a Master’s degree in Choral Music from the University of Southern California and a Doctor of Arts from Ball State University.

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Ken is a gifted musician as well as a caring-sharing educator who has a holistic perspective on what is wanted-and-needed by today’s college age students.

-Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser


Ken leads rehearsals with an energy and excitement that I have rarely seen. Indeed, from the moment he steps on the podium, his energy is infectious. The chorus is especially boisterous on the nights when Ken conducts, which surely translates into better music and stronger personal bonds throughout the organization.

-David J. Lick, GMCLA


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The media page offers video and audio clips of various ensembles conducted by Dr. Ken Harned.

In addition to performance video, several clips show actual rehearsals, demonstrating Ken’s positive rehearsal style, teaching techniques, and emphasis on proper vocal production.

Featured choirs include the Ball State University Statesmen, Ball State University Women’s Chorus, Ball State Recital Chorus, USC Recital Chorus, and GMCLA.
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"What a challenge, a privilege, a gift we have each day to teach music through our life... and life through our music." - Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

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