Ann Porter has taught public school instrumental music at various levels in Kentucky. Her experience includes an appointment at California State University, Hayward, as Associate Director of Bands and a professor in the Music Education Division. Her former teachers include Craig Kirchoff, Richard Suddendorf, James Croft, Clifford Madsen and Patrick Dunnigan. She has had articles published in various professional and state journals, and served as higher education representative for the Bay Section of the California Music Educators Association. She has been guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator with school bands and with regional, district, and state honor bands. At national and state levels, she has made conference presentations.