Priscilla Zimmermann, B.M., M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D.

Priscilla is an active singer, voice teacher, choral director, and clinician since 1973. Her current passion is working with the aging singer.

Priscilla Benge Zimmermann was raised on a farm near Marion, Ohio. At age 14 she and her parents moved to Oak Park, Illinois where she attended and graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High School. Dr. Zimmermann attended American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign before receiving a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Priscilla also holds an Ed.S. in Educational Administration from the University of New Mexico and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Music Education and Resilience Education from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has taught music at all grade levels including kindergarten through college.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Assistant Artistic Director, Green Valley Community Chorus
  • Teaching Fellow, Institute for Healthy Singing and Voice Research
  • Instructor, Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education
  • NATS, National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • ACDA, American Choral Directors Association, National
  • AzACDA, American Choral Directors Association, Arizona Chapter
  • International VoiceCare Network

CV of Dr. Priscilla Zimmermann

“I have a passion for singing and teaching.”

Dr. Priscilla Zimmermann

Choral Director

Priscilla has been a long time choral director for college and church choirs in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico for the past twenty years. She continues as a Assistant Artistic Director for the Green Valley Community Chorus, AZ. Priscilla is a frequent guest conductor for local community and college choir performances in Santa Fe and Green Valley.

Voice Educator

Priscilla continues to teach choral and vocal music for the Continuing Education department at Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her teaching is informed and influenced by her training in Alexander Technique as well as Orff and Kodaly certification. Priscilla’s current passion is working with the aging singer.

“ I offer my students a solid and healthy vocal technique.”

Dr. Priscilla Zimmermann