An “absolutely endearing and lovable presence on stage," flutist HANNAH WEISS balances performing, teaching, and collaborating as she begins her doctoral degree in Flute Performance at the University of Miami. In 2015, she premiered five commissions with Ann Arbor-based contemporary group Khemia Ensemble on a South American tour of conservatories in Colombia and Argentina. She was a finalist in the 2014 Ervin Monroe Young Artist Competition, was a Francis B. Furlong Fellow in 2013, and was selected to compete at the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition in 2012.
In addition to studying and performing, Ms. Weiss is deeply committed to teaching. Her private studio ranges in age consists of students ranging in ages from 9 to 67, and welcomes students in all career paths and from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds. Her past experience serving as the flute Graduate Student Instructor at the University of Michigan has given her the opportunity to hone not only private teaching skills but chamber coaching techniques. Favorite teaching experiences include a week-long residency at the National Home School Music Festival, a season of guest mentoring at the Detroit Civic Orchestra, and a lecture recital series on Music Appreciation at Washtenaw Community College.
Weiss received her Master’s of Music and Specialist Degrees in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan under the tutelage of internationally renowned soloist Amy Porter. She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Iowa, where she studied with Nicole Esposito and Gro Sandvik, former principal of the Bergen Philharmonic. She currently studies with Trudy Kane, former principal of the Metropolitan Opera.