B.S. University of Akron; M.M., D.M.A. The Ohio State University
Dr. Frank Hanson teaches UW-Whitewater's talented undergraduate trumpet students, assisting them to develop musicianship and performance skills for careers as professional teachers and performers. In addition, he conducts the UW-Whitewater Trumpet Ensemble and UWW Brass Choir and teaches courses in brass technics, brass pedagogy and general studies. Dr. Hanson founded and performs with the Whitewater Brass Quintet, the university’s first faculty chamber ensemble. In addition to teaching, Dr. Hanson has also served the university in administrative roles serving as Music Department chair, Interim Association Dean of the College of the Arts, and as chair of the Faculty Senate.
Dr. Hanson is an active orchestral musician, recitalist, chamber musician, and clinician. He has appeared as soloist with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in works by Tartini, Handel, Torelli, Copland, Shostakovich, Haydn, Barber and Sallinen, and has performed frequently on Wisconsin Public Radio broadcast recitals with the Whitewater Brass Quintet and others, and on Wisconsin Public Television broadcasts with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Madison Symphony. He is the Principal Trumpet of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Prior to joining the faculty at UW-Whitewater, Dr. Hanson performed with the Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, and Columbus Symphony Orchestras in Ohio, and with the Classical Music Festival Orchestra in Eisenstadt and Vienna, Austria.
Applied Trumpet; Brass Instrument Techniques; Brass Ensemble; Trumpet Ensemble; Trumpet Pedagogy and Literature, Introduction to Classical Music