Hannah Hanssen, soprano, recently graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. While at St. Olaf she enjoyed the opportunity to perform in four on-campus opera productions including Conrad Susa’s Transformations, andBenjamin Britten’s, Albert Herring, as well as “That’s Opera!” – a student composed produced and performed youth program teaching local elementary students about Lyric Theater. Under the vocal instruction of Minnesota Opera and “A Prairie Home Companion” legend Janis Hardy, Hannah also sang in Chapel Choir and was selected as a Senior Soloist.
As a Burnsville High School graduate, Hannah is very connected to the Burnsville community and treasures memories of performing in BHS Concert Band and Concert Choir as well as seven musical productions. She currently performs locally with her jazz duo, Better Together. Sharing their love of jazz standards, the group has performed on the grandstand stage at the Minnesota State Fair and was selected to perform as part of the 53rd annual “Jazz a Juan” Festival in Antibes, France.
Hannah strives to share her love of music on any platform available. Emphasizing Classical technique as a basis for all singing, she hopes to enrich young singers with a philosophy of healthy, expressive singing while helping set goals for their musical development through the study of art song, aria, and musical theater repertoire.
Grace is a twin cities based vocalist hailing from the southern of Rosemount, MN. She has performed in numerous working bands all over the state and traveled the country on tour. She has a passion for everything music and finds joy instilling the knowledge she has gathered in anyone willing to learn. Along with being an established vocalist Grace is also an accomplished piano player and songwriter. She is currently working on her debut album of all original full band music. In her spare time Grace enjoys blogging, knitting and playing or watching anything that has to do with hockey.