Sioux Falls, SD
John Pollmann joined the Mandskor when he took the podium as conductor in September, 2019. He graduated Augustana College with a degree in music education, and taught middle and high school music in SD, for 7 years before accepting a graduate assistantship at Northern Arizona University.
While at NAU, he conducted the Freshmen Men's Chorus and assisted with
the Shrine of the Ages Choir, Chamber Choir, and the Master Chorale of
Flagstaff. In preparing choirs for concerts, he has conducted major
works such as Mozart's Requiem and Britten's War Requiem. He ranks
performing with the Shrine of the Ages Choir at the Western Division
American Choral Directors Association convention in Anaheim, CA, as a
highlight of his career as a singer.
| His second
career is as an outdoor writer, with over 500 articles published in
local, regional and national publications He has a passion for
conservation and the outdoors, particularly upland bird and waterfowl
hunting, having traveled across North America in pursuit of both.
Most important to John, are his wife of 11 years, Amber, their 2 sons Miles (8) and Max (4), and John's father James who sings bass with the Mandskor.