Annie Dickinson is a junior at Lower Dauphin High School and ranks in the top 20 of her class. Through the week, Annie keeps busy as a musician and has a wide variety of outlets. Her violin gets a lot of use in her school orchestra, DCMEA County Orchestra, and PMEA District 7 Orchestra, her church worship team, and as a member of the Hershey Symphony. Annie studies privately with Hannes Dietrich of Lebanon Valley College and teaches students of her own.
In 2016, Annie joined the Piano Guys on stage at the Hershey Theater as a guest musician. Annie has also played with performers including Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Chris Vadala, Allen Vizzutti, and Jordan Smith. As a singer, Annie is active in her school choral program (Chamber Singers and DCMEA County Chorus) and enjoyed clinics with Dr. Matthew Erpelding (LVC) and with composer Eric Whitacre. Annie also enjoys singing jazz, and has performed as a soloist with the Hershey Symphony Big Band and at her Church. She will be attending the the Pennsylvania All-State Vocal Jazz Festival in April as a top ranked jazz singer in the state.
Annie has been the pianist for the Lower Dauphin Jazz Band for the past five years and was elected president of Lower Dauphin’s Tri-M Honor Society for 2017 and 2018. Annie also teaches piano students throughout the week.
Annie released her first album “Synesthesia” in 2016 and spoke in the TEDx Youth Lancaster event in 2017 about that neurological condition. Her album has been streamed over 5,200 times across multiple platforms in multiple countries, even gaining radio exposure in the UK. Some of her songs have even been choreographed as dance numbers for multiple studios in Pennsylvania. Her TEDx talk has been viewed over 19k times within its first year of being given, and that number is growing every day. Annie is a member of ASCAP and has been commissioned to write orchestral works as well, with one of her pieces being debuted in May. Annie’s composition won first place in a TI:ME contest, and she is looking to expand her composing opportunities.
She is active with her church, with McCann’s School of Dance, and she likes to use her photography skill to help friends and family with special events. Annie resides in Palmyra and is considering a future in the music industry.