Visiting Instructor of Music and Director of Choral Activities
Lani Knutson is visiting instructor of music and director of choral activities.
Knutson served on Lakeland’s faculty in 2012-13, initially as director of the Frauenchor and later teaching a full load of music courses and also directing the Concert Choir. She came to Lakeland after serving as music director for the Milwaukee Montessori School and music director of the Cantare Chorale in South Milwaukee.
She previously was music director for Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Milwaukee and was choir teacher at Valley View and Centennial Middle Schools in the state of Washington. She has also been a private voice, piano and woodwinds instructor for more than 10 years.
Knutson holds a master of music in choral conducting from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s in choral and instrumental education (7-12) from Dordt College in Sioux City, Iowa.