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About

Recent engagements include performances at Helsingiin Musiikkitalo; serving on voice faculty at the Summer 2021 JCC MetroWest Triple Summer Theatre Camp; a premiere of Brittany E. Boykin's Moments in Sonder  with soprano Jessica Montgomery, the CMM concert series in downtown Syracuse; scenes with SU Opera Workshop 2021; pianist for COVID-era production of Jake Heggie Opera To Hell and Back. 

Hannah is currently a 2021-2022 American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellow in Helsinki, Finland. There, she is conducting an independent research and creative project on Finnish song and Filipino Kundiman, through Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, under the advisement of soprano Sirkku Wahlroos-Kaitila and pianist Collin Hansen. Hannah is also working as a pianist for Metropolian laulupedagogiikkan studios, working on lieder and opera repertoire, and the Lied Studio at Sibelius Academy, focusing on Finnish and Russian repertoire.

 

Committed to bringing under-recognized composers to the forefront of audience awareness, Hannah and her work with the music of composer Betty Jackson King resulted in her selection as one of 8 recipients of the 2021 Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work at Syracuse University. A recipient of the 2021 Hira Poncha Endowed Music Award in Piano and 2020 Evalina Vernon Honsinger Prize for excellence in Piano Performance, she has also received the VPA Marvin and Toone Awards, Class of 2019 Outstanding Musician at William Paterson University, and the 2018 Collage Concert Scholarship.

With a diverse musical background, Hannah has delved into other avenues as a singer, songwriter, and arranger. Her original music is inspired by a variety of artists, genres, and styles, aided by her training in jazz and classical voice at William Paterson University. Hailed as a "fan favorite with an incredible voice" by Sofar Sounds, Hannah has performed for audiences in NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington D.C. Additionally, she has performed her own arrangements at Syracuse University and William Paterson University of New Jersey. 

A sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, Hannah served as president and treasurer of the Theta Kappa chapter at William Paterson University. Additionally, she has given sessions and lectures at Province Day.

Hannah is a member of the Beta Iota chapter of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.

Hannah holds a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance (minor in chemistry) from William Paterson University, and recently received her Masters of Music in Piano Performance from Syracuse University. Her major teachers include Steven Heyman, Carl Patrick Bolleia, and Soo Yeon Cho.