Dr. Frank Hanson teaches UW-Whitewater's talented undergraduate and graduate trumpet students, assisting them to develop performance and musicianship skills for careers as professional performers and teachers. In addition, he conducts the UW-Whitewater Trumpet Ensemble and UWW Brass Choir, performs with the Whitewater Brass Quintet, and teaches courses in brass literature and brass pedagogy, and general studies.
Dr. Hanson is an active orchestral musician, recitalist, chamber musician, and clinician. He has appeared frequently as soloist with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in works by Tartini, Torelli, Copland, Shostakovich, Haydn, Barber, and Sallinen, and performs 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. He is a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Principal Trumpet of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Prior to joining the faculty at UW-Whitewater, Dr. Hanson performed with the Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Columbus Symphony Orchestras, and with the Classical Music Festival Orchestra in Eisenstadt and Vienna, Austria.