Hannah Ryan

Hannah Wunsch

Assistant Professor of Music

Hannah Wunsch Ryan is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise) in Wise, VA, where she conducts the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Concert Choir, Highland Chorale, and Madrigal Singers.

In addition to her choral conducting, Hannah has maintained an active performance career as soprano soloist both in the United States and internationally, with recent performances in Vienna (Austria), Montreal and Quebec City (Quebec), and Guayaquil (Ecuador).

Hannah received her double B.A. degree in Vocal Performance and History from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, her M.M. in Choral Conducting with a Vocal Performance and Pedagogy Emphasis from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and her D.M.A. in Choral Conducting also at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Hannah lives in Wise, VA with her husband, pianist Peter Ryan.

Courses Taught

  • Music Appreciation
  • Diction for Singers
  • Aural Skills
  • Highland Chorale
  • Concert Choir
  • Applied Voice Lessons

Research Interests

  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Choral literature
  • Maddalena Casulana,
  • Hildegard von Bingen
  • The Changing voice

Professional Interests

  • Solo Performances
  • Collaborative Performances
  • Engagement through multi-faceted Performances

Professional Memberships

  • American Choral Directors Association
  • National Association for Music Educators
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing
Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance, History – Gustavus Adolphus College
Master of Music in Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance and Pedagogy – University of Colorado
Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting and Literature – University of Colorado
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