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There are 17 comments on After 24 Years, Ann Howard Jones to Leave Podium

  1. Congratulations, Ann, on this excellent article. You have made such an outstanding contribution to the field of choral music. You have achieved a position that most women
    conductors only dream about. I first knew you via the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and remember standing by you in ASO concerts in Europe in 1977—such wonderful concerts and wonderful memories of Robert Shaw.

  2. Congratulations on your wonderful career,Ann! You have had a special place in my heart ever since your GA years when you would come and share your expertise with my Henderson High School singers!
    Warmest wishes for the next stage of your remarkable musical journey..

  3. What a fabulous and oh, so accurate depiction of my friend, Ann Howard Jones. Congratulations, Ann, and here’s to traveling with you!

  4. Dear Ann, congratulations on your retirement. I so treasure our time together in the ASOC. Those days with Robert Shaw were so special. I was so happy to read about your distinguished career at BU. Bravo! You deserve a rest and a break until your next adventure. Now you’ll have time to come to Atlanta for a visit.

  5. Bravo, Ann! Your time at the ASOC was the best we’ve ever had. It was a pleasure to read about your career. I hope that retirement is as fulfilling for you as conducting has been for all these many years.

  6. Thank you for believing in me in an Allstate Chorus long ago. I was involved in Allstate all the years that I was in high school and college and you were the stand out of all the conductors.

  7. Congratulations, Ann, on a stellar career! I wish that I had had the opportunity to work with you more but in the time that we had, you made a deep impression on me and I have many fond memories. Good luck in your future endeavors and enjoy your ‘ retirement’!

  8. Dr. Jones was hands down the most influential educator I confronted at BU. I’ve taken her lessons both in life and music with me far beyond the halls of CFA. Her legacy will never be forgotten by those who had the privilege of performing under her baton. Congratulations, Ann!!

  9. Thank you, Dr. Jones! What a great, great time we had with you at Boston University. I considered myself blessed and lucky for the opportunity we all had of great learning and glorious music making under your guidance. In addition, I am grateful for the legacy of professionalism, high expectation, critical thinking, respect and love for conducting, that you taught us well. It is etched in my heart forever those fantastic days. Thank you, dear Dr. Ann Howard Jones! Thank you for creating an environment that led to long and enduring friendships among all of us, that had the honor to work under your amazing leadership. Brava!!

  10. Ever since I first met Ann as a grad student colleague at University of Iowa, I’ve had the privilege of one of the most influential professional and personal associations in my career as a conductor. Many memories come to mind: long talks on the Iowa River that ran by our school, countless rehearsal and performance experiences with Robert Shaw, and mostly, the opportunity to share with each other with openness and a sense of trust. It will be a delight to see her next week at the Chorus America conference in Boston, celebratory drinks on me!

  11. Congratulations to a bright star that managed to care for and nurture both music and non-music majors! Remembering your work at UGA and the impact you had on our futures. Thank you!

  12. What a wonderful article about an absolutely stellar career ! Congratulations ! Though your wanderlust probably includes the world, please make Atlanta a frequent stop on the way. We love you, and consider ourselves so fortunate to count you as a friend as well as a professional leader of the
    ASOC.

  13. Love and congratulations to you, Ann, on your well-deserved retirement. But knowing your energy level and love for music, I don’t think your baton is going to get much rest. I count myself very fortunate to have known you for 25 of the most glorious years of music-making I have known. Whether singing under your baton, holding down an alto line with you in a chorus, or being inspired by your brilliance, you have been an important of my musical life since I moved to Atlanta. I hope to see you visiting us here as often as possible.

  14. Love and congratulations to you, Ann, on your well-deserved retirement. But knowing your energy level and love for music, I don’t think your baton is going to get much rest. I count myself very fortunate to have known you for 25 of the most glorious years of music-making I have known. Whether singing under your baton, holding down an alto line with you in a chorus, or being inspired by your brilliance, you have been an important part of my musical life since I moved to Atlanta. I hope to see you visiting us here as often as possible.

  15. Congratulations Dr Jones! I had the honor of a year singing under your unrivaled leadership in the Women’s Glee Club at UGA. My mother came to a concert and told me “Enjoy this year with Mrs. Jones. She is a once-in-a-lifetime talent.” As usual. Mom was right! Your professionalism and kindness also stand out in my memories! Thank you most sincerely, Dr Jones!

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