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Guest Artist Recital: Hannah Roberts, piano

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Hannah Roberts presently serves as Instructor of Piano at the University of Alabama, where she teaches applied piano, undergraduate and graduate piano pedagogy, piano ensemble, and music appreciation. Prior to her appointment at the University of Alabama, she taught on the piano faculty of music academies in Alabama and Oklahoma; she also taught group and applied piano at the University of Oklahoma as a graduate teaching assistant.

She maintains an active schedule as a solo and collaborative artist and has been a prizewinner in numerous state, regional, and international competitions. Recent performance highlights include concerto appearances with the University of Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra and the Oklahoma Community Orchestra, as well as a performance at the Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt, Austria. She served as staff pianist for the 2022 International Horn Competition of America and regularly performs with faculty and guest artists at the University of Alabama.

Active as a clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Roberts regularly presents workshops for local and state associations and has been invited to share her research nationally at the MTNA, NCKP, and GP3 conferences. She has also contributed to the Frances Clark Center’s From the Artist Bench and Inspiring Artistry series. Her current research focuses on studying and performing the works of forgotten American female composers, with particular emphasis on the music of Helen Hopekirk. In 2022, her doctoral project on Hopekirk was nominated for the University of Oklahoma Dissertation Award for Best Dissertation in the Humanities and Fine Arts. Additionally, she recently partnered with the Piano Music She Wrote Project, with a shared goal of researching and recording all the piano works by women in the International Music Score Library Project.

Dr. Roberts holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of South Alabama.

Dudley Recital Hall University of Houston