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Janna L.

Kisner
798 Race Street
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370
(724) 627-7190
jannakisner@yahoo.com

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:
The United Methodist Church, Certification in Music Ministries, June 2005
National Music Teacher’s Association, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, 2002
American Guild of Organists, Certificate in Service Playing, 2000
Pennsylvania Department of Education Teaching Certificate, Instructional I, Music,
1990
Orff-Schulwerk Certification, Level I, Oakland University, 1983

EDUCATION:
Graduate Course Work: 1986-present
Waynesburg University (PA)
Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary (IL)
United Theological Seminary (OH)
Asbury Theological Seminary (KY)
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, School of Church Music (KY)
Central College, Pella, IA, B.A. in Vocal Music Education and Applied Piano, 1977
North Linn High School, Coggon, IA, 1973

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Church Musician:
2007-Present: Adjunct Professor, Waynesburg University
2007-Present: Minister of Music, First Presbyterian Church, Morgantown
2006-2007: Music Associate, The Presbyterian Church, Sewickley, PA
1995-2006: Director of Music, Suncrest United Methodist Church, Morgantown, WV
1990-1995: Director of Music, First Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg, PA
1986-1989: Organist and Children's Choir Director, United Methodist Church,
Sellersburg, IN
1980-1981: Organist, Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, East Brunswick, NJ
1977-1979: Organist/Choir Director, Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, East
Brunswick, NJ
and Hillsborough Reformed Church, Somerville, NJ

Piano Instruction:
1991-Present: Private Piano Studio, 20 students, Waynesburg, PA

Grade school music instruction:


1989-1991: General Music Teacher, Marshall County (WV) Public Schools, Cameron,
WV
1986-1989: Elementary Music Teacher, Holy Spirit Catholic School, Louisville, KY
1980-1981: Elementary Music Teacher, Warren Township, NJ and Franklin Township,
NJ
1979-1980: Elementary Music Teacher, Burbank, IL

Pre-school music specialist:


1995-present: Pre-school music teacher, West Virginia University Creative Arts
Center,
Community Music School
1991-1995: Music Specialist, Warrior Trail Pre-School, Waynesburg, PA
1981-1986: Orff Specialist for the Detroit Community Music School,
Giving Tree Montessori School, Detroit, MI and
Eastgate Day Nursery, Roseville, MI
Other employment:
2007: Presenter, Presbyterian Association of Musicians Worship and Music
Conference
2007: Accompanist for Greater Pittsburgh Choristers Guild Children’s Choir
Festival
2002 and 2004: Instructor for Waynesburg College international studies and
mission program
2002: Accompanist for Waynesburg College Community Chorus
presentation of The Messiah
2000 and 2001: Organist for the West Virginia Annual Conference at WV
Wesleyan College
1981-1982: Assistant Development Director, Detroit Community Music School
1977-1979: Advertising Typist, The Home News, New Brunswick, NJ

HONORS:
College:
Summa Cum Laude Graduate
Dean's List (every term)
Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
Alpha Zeta Mu (honorary academic fraternity) and Mu Gamma Pi (honorary music
fraternity)

High School:
State of Iowa Scholar
Valedictorian
All-Conference Basketball
National Federation of Music Contest Superior Ratings (piano)

MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES:


Present:
American Guild of Organists (past treasurer of the Monongahela Chapter)
Presbyterian Association of Musicians including attendance at eight sessions of the
Worship and
The Arts Conference, Westminster College, PA
The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, including attendance
at two
National Convocations
Music Teachers National Association (co-chair of District I WVMTA, 2001-present)
Organ Soloist at the annual Palm Sunday Organ Recital at First Baptist Church,
Waynesburg, PA (1996-present)
Habitat for Humanity (Board Member and twice past-President of our local affiliate)
Worship Committee of the Washington Presbytery and Worship Musician
Hobbies: gardening, swimming, baking, family activities, international travel,
playing musical instruments (piano,
organ, voice, trumpet, guitar, recorder, dulcimer, Orff instruments)