Hey there, I’m Hannah!
How It Started.
Confession time: I didn’t pick up a flute until my junior year of high school. And I didn’t play any classical music on it until college.
That’s because I went to a small private high school that had a rock band. So my first flute performances were on original pop/rock songs, with titles like “Spicy Peppers” or “Tangerine Sky.”
I didn’t have the stuffy musical education a lot of kids do. And that meant I fell in love with classical and pop music alike.
How It’s Going.
After graduate school, I found different ways to make money. One of my favorites is by offering remote recordings on flute, piccolo, and alto flute.
And I like to do the occasional in-person performance too.
Have more questions about me? Keep on reading.
Where did you go to school?
I received my BM in flute performance from Emporia State University (KS) in May 2017. In December 2020, I graduated with my MM in flute performance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Where have you performed?
I have performed throughout the Midwest in venues such as Studebaker Theater, Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and Granada Theater.
Have you done any other cool music projects?
I participated in the inaugural Grassroots Music Festival in 2011, and I got to be on a recording in 2013. In 2019, I performed in a side-by-side concert with the Omaha Symphony. And in 2022, I was chosen to participate in the mass premiere of Oxygen by Julia Wolfe.
Is there anything else I should know?
My last name is Haefele, and it rhymes with “safely.” That’s about it. If you want to know more, feel free to contact me!
What about your professional bio?
I guess I’ll share my third-person bio…
Hannah Haefele is a flutist and remote recording artist. An alum of Kansas City Academy, she began her flute career in the school’s rock band playing covers and collaborating on original songs.
She graduated from Emporia State University in May 2017. There, she performed with the ESU Wind Ensemble, ESU Flute Choir, and the Emporia Symphony Orchestra.
She was a soloist with the ESU Flute Choir in spring of 2017. Also that academic year, she helped form a student flute quartet.
In spring 2019, Hannah started her masters at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She performed with the UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra, and Heartland Flute Choir as well as in a side-by-side concert with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra.
During graduate school, Hannah’s passion for piccolo and alto flute exploded. She played flute and piccolo on her degree recitals and explored the alto flute in flute choir and the practice room.
Hannah has performed in masterclasses with Leone Buyse, Shannon Finney, Nancy Mulholland, Sergio Pallottelli, and members of the Whole Musician team. She also participated in the mass premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Oxygen at the National Flute Association (NFA) Convention in Chicago in August 2022.
Outside of school, Hannah has performed with the Lenexa Community Orchestra and the Kansas City Flute Choir.
Her past teachers include Gina Hart-Kemper, Catherine Bergman, and Christine Erlander Beard. She’s also studied under Kansas City-based musicians such as Brandon Draper, Ben Hutchinson, and Barclay Martin.
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