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Anna Harveson
Anna Harveson ’24 will start this fall as the new band director at Conestoga Public Schools in southeast Nebraska.

What is your name and graduation year? 
Anna Harveson, 2024

What was your major or degree program?
Music education

Tell us a little about what you've done since graduating. What is your current role? Where are you working?
I am enrolled in summer masters credits and will be the new band director for Conestoga Public Schools this fall!

How do you feel Doane prepared you for your career?
I have so many amazing relationships that I continue to lean on. I know I have friends and mentors for life. Doane also expanded my thinking and I am a more well-rounded person after graduating.

What do you consider the best part of your Doane experience?
The people

What is something you're proud of accomplishing or achieving while at Doane? What are you proud of accomplishing or achieving in your career?
I am proud to have traveled as much as I did. I went on an international trip, plus many places around the Midwest sharing music with people in those communities.

Who has been/is a major influence or role model for you from Doane? How have they helped you?
Dr. Feyes. He is the current instrumental professor at Doane and he has become a very influential person. He has challenged me, pushed my thinking and helped me become a better teacher.

What advice would you give to current students?
Do things! Take advantage of every opportunity and enjoy the time. Go on that trip, eat lunch with that person and take that internship. These memories are what make your experience worthwhile.

What's something you like about yourself that other people may not know?
I always have a plan and I always know what is going on. It gives me comfort and structure!