Office BuildingThe Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center
Mailing AddressPerforming Arts Center 189
School of Performing Arts-Box 2830
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyDr. Anna DeGraff is an instructor of applied voice and music appreciation at South Dakota State University. She holds undergraduate degrees in music and psychology from the University of Nebraska where she studied with soprano Donna Harler-Smith, and graduate degrees in vocal performance from the University of Minnesota where she studied with John De Haan.
A versatile mezzo soprano, her credits include such varied roles as Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), Maddalena (Riggoletto), and Ado Annie (Oklahoma!).
A strong proponent of contemporary music, she has participated in several workshops and premieres of works by living composers such as Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein.
Anna has won the NATS Nebraska Artist Award, and was the recipient of the 2014 Stratton Fellowship for a cultural exchange in Switzerland.
Her professional affiliations include memberships in Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Alpha Iota, Golden Key Society, and Pi Kappa Lambda.