Donna Bohn


Donna M. Bohn

Chair, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Associate Professor of Music

DMA; Performance, 1994, University of Alabama
MM; Performance, 1989, Wichita State University
BS; Music Education, 1987, University of Alabama

“My favorite aspect of teaching is connecting to the students both in and outside the classroom.  I enjoy laughing and learning together."

—Donna M. Bohn

Awards & Honors
Involvement at MNU

Awards & Honors

  • Institutional Representative, National Association of Schools of Music
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Quincy University. 2001


  • Walk in the Park, for Percussion Ensemble, C. Alan Publications, 2005
  • Celebration Suite, for Solo Marimba, C. Alan Publications, 2005


  • Panel Discussion, “Evaluating Success in Liberal Arts Music Degrees: Intrinsic Values and External Perceptions,” National Association of Schools of Music, Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 2012
  • Facilitator, “Issues in Sacred/Church Music,” National Association of Schools of Music, Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 2012
  • Co-presenter, “The Work of the Institution,” National Association of Schools of Music, Pre-Meeting Workshop on “Creating Effective Format A Self Studies,” San Diego, California, 2012
  • Facilitator, “Seminar on Sacred Music,” National Association of Schools of Music, Pre-Meeting Workshop, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2011
  • Moderator, “Creative Approaches to the Undergraduate Curriculum,” National Association of Schools of Music, Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 2010
  • Panel discussion, “Responding to Institutional Threats to Music Units/Programs: A CMS National Committee on Advocacy Initiative,” College Music Society Great Plains Chapter Annual Meeting, Lawrence, Kansas, 2003


  • Timpanist, Immaculata Symphony Orchestra, Immaculata, PA, 2010-2013
  • Percussionist, Chester County Pops Orchestra, West Chester, PA, 2011
  • Timpanist, Holland Symphony Orchestra, Holland, MI, 2009-2010
  • Percussionist/Timpanist, Grand Rapids Symphonic Band, MI 2007-2010
  • Guest Percussion Soloist, Lamoine Brass Quintet, Western Illinois University and College Music Society Great Lakes Regional Conference, 2004-2005
  • Percussion Soloist, “Geraldine McBoing Boing,” Quincy Symphony Orchestra, IL, 1995, Broadcast on WGEM TV
  • Timpanist/Percussionist, Muddy River Opera Company, Quincy, Illinois, 1995-2006
  • Timpanist/Percussionist Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Quincy, Illinois, 1994-2006
  • Percussionist, Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1991-1994,1983-1987, Music Directors included Ransom Wilson and Adrian Gnam
  • Percussionist, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham, Alabama, 1991-1993, Paul Polivnick, Music Director

Involvement at MNU

  • As Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, it is my responsibility to oversee all aspects of the entire department. This includes curriculum, assessment, advising, personnel, recruiting, marketing, programming, finances, and accreditation.

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