Ann K. Gebuhr, PhD

Ann K. Gebuhr


Office Address: Brown 148
Phone: (281) 649-3339
Professor of Music


  • BMus in Piano Performance, Indiana University
  • MMus in Music Theory, Indiana University
  • PhD in Music Theory, Indiana University

Courses Taught

  • Theory II, IV, V (20th-21st Century Theory)
  • VI (16th-21st Century Counterpoint)
  • Advanced Analysis
  • Instrumentation
  • Composition
  • SeniorCapestone Courses:
    • Hildgard von Bingen
    • Arvo Part
    • Krzystof Penderecki
    • Music in Paris, 1880-1930

Teaching Focus

Dr. Gebuhr's areas of specialization include: Music Theory (Counterpoint, Analysis, 20th-21st century Music), and Music Composition.

Awards and Honors

In 2002 she was awarded a Scholar in Residence Fellowship by the Rockefeller Foundation for a residency at the Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy, and in 2003 her orchestral work, Voyage d' Anima, won the Louisville Orchestra competition. She was named the Texas Commissioned Composer by the Texas Music Teachers Association for 2004-2005. She was also commissioned by the Foundation for Universal Sacred Music for Pax Vobiscum, a work for chorus, soloists, organ and bells, premiered in New York City late in the Fall of 2005, and in June 2006 violinist Rodica Weber premiered her Concerto for Violin in Konstanz, Romania.

She has been named HBU Faculty woman of the Year and was the University's nominee four times for the Piper Outstanding Teacher award.

Additional Information

Dr. Gebuhr has established a national and international presence as a composer. Her music has been performed by symphonies including the Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Filharmonie George Enescu (Bucharest, Romania), Louisville Orchestra, Evergreen Chamber Orchestra and the Waterloo Symphony. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and the first woman to be awarded the Creative Artist Award in Composition by the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County. Bonhoeffer, her second opera, received its world premiere in May 2000, and a compact disc recording of that premiere was released in November 2000. Works have been published by the Bassoon Heritage Edition, MMB Music, Impression Arts and Thomas House Publications. Recent projects include Friedenskantate, a cantata for dedication of the 'Friedensfenster' (peace window) in St. Thomas Church (Leipzig, 2009), works for solo flute, crystal bowls and chimes based on Hildegard von Bingen chants, and a book about Hildegard von Bingen to be published in 2012.

While at HBU, Dr. Gebuhr served for ten years as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Humanities and Director of the School of Music.