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Updated Summer 2022

A first-generation Filipino-American, Hannah performs regularly as a collaborative and solo pianist. She has appeared at the CLA Berkshires summer Mozart festival, the Arabia-Kaikuu Festivaali, in recitals at Helsingiin Musiikitalo and Paavalinkirkko, the Civic Morning Musicals concert series in downtown Syracuse, and the Finnish Wagner Society.

 

Committed to bringing under-recognized composers and genres to the forefront of audience awareness, Hannah often programs their works in performances. She is a proponent of Betty Jackson King and her music, with her work on King’s repertoire resulting in Hannah’s selection as 1 of 8 recipients of the 2021 SU Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work. Currently, she is preparing a recital highlighting the music of Ukraine and other Eastern European countries previously under the Russian & Soviet regimes, which will be presented during the 2022-2023 CMM concert series.

 

Hannah also enjoys performing new and contemporary music. In the past she has worked with,

and premiered works by,  composers Miika Hyytiäinen, Brittany Boykin, Jonathan Reid, and Jeffrey Kresky.

 

In addition to recently completing a year-long fellowship in Finland with the American-Scandinavian Foundation, Hannah’s scholarship and performances have been supported by the Syracuse Graduate School, Classic Lyric Arts, the SU College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Finlandia-Italia Ry, and the William Paterson Collage Concert scholarship. 

 

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 throughout the East Coast.

 

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 at Province Day and written for Pan Pipes, the SAI quarterly publication. Hannah is member of the Northern NJ Alumnae Chapter of SAI and the Beta Iota chapter of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.

 

Hannah serves on voice/piano faculty at William Paterson University, on accompanying faculty at the Thurnauer School of Music, on music ministry staff at St. Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes, and has served on voice faculty at the JCC MetroWest Triple Summer Theatre Camp. She worked as a piano TA at Syracuse University, collaborating with the voice and instrumental studios, and acting as instructor-of-record for piano courses. She earned degrees from William Paterson University and Syracuse University, a Certificate in University Teaching  from the Future Professoriate Program at SU, and completed a vocal-collaborative piano traineeship through Metropolia UAS and the Sibelius Academy.  Her main teachers include Steven Heyman, Carl Patrick Bolleia, and Soo Yeon Cho.