Jean Anne Shafferman

Alfred Author-Jean Anne Shafferman
(1953– )

A popular clinician and conductor, she has presented church music clinics throughout the United States and Canada. A published composer and arranger, Jean Anne has authored over 70 choral works, 20 children's musicals and Christian elementary song collections, five anthem collections and two SATB Christmas cantatas. Her anthem titled Carry Me Home was performed at the American Church in Paris, France, on September 13, 2001, during that country's official memorial service for the Sept. 11 tragedy.

An active church musician, Jean Anne serves on the music staff at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Easton, Pennsylvania, where for seven years she directed the Youth Music Ministry. Additionally, she served several terms as the Eastern Division Music in Worship Chairperson for the American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA).

Jean Anne earned her B.M.E. in music education (piano and voice) and M.A. in music theory from the University of Kentucky and was inducted into the U.K. School of Music Hall of Fame in February, 2002. She has served on the faculties there and at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where she was Director of Choral Activities and Instructor in Music Theory and History. She has been a member of the famed Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, since 1983, and has performed with the choir in such celebrated venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany, King's College Cambridge, and Royal Albert Hall in London. Performing with a small ensemble from the Bach Choir, Jean Anne has appeared twice on NBC's Today Show.

Jean Anne lives in Easton with her husband David, who is an architect. She has two grown children, Emilie and Evan.