Minnehaha Mandskor
Sioux Falls, SD

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Deanna Wehrspann

Deanna Wehrspann began accompanying the Mandskor in 1997.   She grew up in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, SD, and graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls.  Deanna has a long resume as a professional pianist, composer, choral singer and church musician.  She has accompanied SD All-State Chorus and High School Honor Choir, played with the SD Symphony and was guest pianist for Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale.

As a composer of choral, vocal, piano and string orchestra music, she is published by Augsburg Fortress and upcoming from Choristers Guild, and was recently commissioned by both the Elementary Honor Choir of the North Central region of ACDA and the SDMTA.  She has been Composer-in-Residence at both Ucross Foundation in Wyoming and Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts in NE. 

She is a charter soprano of the SD Chorale, a professional choir honored by being invited to the National Conference of the ACDA in Salt Lake City, in 2015.   She is an active church musician at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, where she lives with her husband Joel.  Their two grown daughters grew up listening to Mandskor rehearsals every Monday evening.