Steven Hankle

Assistant Professor of Choral Music and Music Education

Full-Time Faculty


Email: Steven Hankle
Phone: 937-229-3909

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  • Ph.D., Choral Conducting and Music Education, Florida State University
  • M.M., Choral Conducting, San Francisco State University
  • B.M.E., Music Education and Voice, San Francisco State University


Steven Hankle is an Assistant Professor of Choral Music and Music Education at the University of Dayton where he teaches choral music education classes and directs the University Chorale and Choral Union. Dr. Hankle also serves as choral faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, where he has conducted the staff choir, alumni choir, and vocal ensemble. An active clinician and adjudicator, he has worked with choirs in California, Florida, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Kenya, Africa, and Tijuana, Mexico.

Steven Hankle is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Chorus America, and National Association for Music Educators (NAfME). He has served as the Florida State University ACDA Chapter President and presented his research at the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA), Arizona Music Education Association (AMEA), NAfME, and ACDA conferences. His primary area of interest is the development of choral music education in urban secondary public schools and student engagement through the development of music skills and repertoire in the choral rehearsal.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Steven Hankle received both undergraduate and master degrees in music education and conducting from San Francisco State University and his Ph.D. in choral conducting and music education from Florida State University. Prior to his appointment at the University of Dayton, he served as choral music and music education faculty at Penn State University, and successfully developed a new choral program at Mission High School in San Francisco, California.