Hannah Mills, French horn

Hannah Mills, born in Bedford, Kentucky, has performed as a French horn player and vocalist throughout New York City and Gainesville, Florida.

Hannah performed with a woodwind quintet on NPR and with full orchestra at Carnegie Hall and on the Kentucky Educational Television network. In 2009 she founded a children’s choir at St. Jerome Catholic Church in New York City. The group performed several times per year and debuted a “Noah’s Ark” miniature musical and Adam and Eve, a small ensemble piece, both of which Hannah composed. In December of 2010, Hannah gave a solo recital featuring works by Anthony Plog, Beethoven and Gliere. Hannah recently performed the world premiere of Evocations for solo French horn by Michael Johanson at the 2012 Jubilus Festival.

She is currently involved with the children’s choirs at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Ocala, FL as the conductor and at Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville, FL as the assistant choir director.

Past teachers include Allen Spanjer, Bruce Heim, and Kate O’Brien. Hannah received a Bachelor of Music in French horn performance from the Manhattan School of Music. During her undergraduate studies, Hannah performed with the Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra, which played with musicians such as Jane Monheit and Paquito d’Rivera. Hannah is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Sacred Music with studies in both voice and French horn at the University of Florida, where she is a Carillon Graduate Assistant, making programs and assisting with the Carillon studio at UF. Aside from her professional engagements Hannah enjoys teaching French horn, voice and piano in her private studio.

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