Steven Hankle is an assistant professor of choral music and music education. He teaches undergraduate conducting and choral music education classes, and conducts the Penn State University Choir. An active clinician and adjudicator, he has worked with choirs in Florida, Virginia, California, Pennsylvania, and Tijuana, Mexico.
Hankle is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the National Association of Music Educators (NAfME), He has served as the Florida State University ACDA chapter president, and has presented his research at the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA), NAfME, and ACDA conferences. His primary area of interest is the development of choral music education in urban secondary public schools.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Hankle received both undergraduate and master’s degrees in music education and conducting from San Francisco State University. He earned his Ph.D. in choral conducting and music education from Florida State University. Prior to his appointment at Penn State, he successfully developed a new choral program at Mission High School in San Francisco, California.