Wendell Hanna, is Professor of Music Education in the School of Music at San Francisco State University. Her degrees are from the University of Oregon, Ph. D.(2000), Yale University, M. M. (1987) and a B.A. from the University of South Florida (1985). Before joining SFSU as a tenure track faculty member, she was an adjunct professor at Willamette University, University of California at Santa Cruz, and at the University of Oregon. She formerly held prestigious positions as principal bassoonist with the Oregon Mozart Players, the Eugene Opera, and the Salem Chamber Symphony.
Her scholarly articles on music education have appeared in such peer-reviewed outlets such as the Arts Education Policy Review, the Early Childhood Education Journal, the American Music Teacher and the Journal of Early Childhood Connections.
In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Hanna has been an active subject matter expert in music education, consulting to such organizations as the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Genentech’s preschool programs, and Bay Area educational software companies.
Her current creative musical pursuits involve playing jazz bassoon with various artists in the Bay Area, performing in an all female bassoon trio, as well as singing and playing electric bass in a local rock and blues band.
You can contact Dr. Hanna here.