Earline McGrannahan graduated from Utah State University where she studied with Max Dalby, William Ramsey and Dean Madsen. She was honored as the Nevada Music Educator of the Year in 2000.
She began her teaching career in Melbourne, Australia where she designed, developed and initiated music programs in multiple high schools. In the Reno area, she taught band, choir, jazz band, music appreciation and guitar before retiring after 25 years. Her bands and choirs received numerous awards and invitations to perform. Her award winning Reno High School Marching Band was invited to and performed in the New Years Day Parade in London, England.
Since her retirement from the district she was the primary care giver to two of her grand children. While they were young she worked as an instructor with ‘Step into Music’ teaching music to children 18 months to 3 years old.
Earline presently performs as a clarinetist with the Reno Wind Symphony and the RWS woodwind quintet. She has been invited to perform with the Reno Pops Orchestra, The Ruby Mountain Symphony and the Pinkerton Nutcracker Ballet orchestra. She also performs with and produces practice recordings for the Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus. She is in her 13th year as music faculty at Truckee Meadows Community College. More than anything else, Earline loves being Nana to Owen, Kaili, Emi, Gage and Gracy.