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. Hankle also serves as choral faculty and music director of the alumni choir at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, where he conducts the staff choir, alumni choir, and vocal ensemble. An active clinician and adjudicator, he has worked with choirs in Florida, Virginia, California, Pennsylvania, New York, and Tijuana, Mexico.
He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and National Association for Music Educators (NAfME). He has served as the Florida State University ACDA Chapter President, and presented his research at the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA), Arizona Music Education Association (AMEA), 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, IL, Steven Hankle received both undergraduate and master degrees in music education and conducting from San Francisco State University and 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, CA.