American bassoonist and composer Reed Hanna is quickly becoming a noteworthy new voice in the double reed community. His compositions have become known among wind players for their interesting and imaginative musical ideas that challenge performers and captivate audiences.
As an orchestral musician Reed plays principal bassoon in the Augusta (GA) Symphony, and he has also appeared with the Savannah Philharmonic, South Carolina Philharmonic, Greenville (SC) Symphony, and many other orchestras in the southeastern United States. As a clinician he has performed recitals and given masterclasses and recitals throughout the United States, and has performed at several International Double Reed Society conferences. Reed has been on the faculties at Coker University, Georgia Southern University, and Newberry College.
His principal teachers include Michael Harley (Univ. of South Carolina, Alarm Will Sound), Daryl Durran (Penn State University), Jason Worzbyt (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), and Mahlon Grass (Lock Haven University). Reed earned a DMA in bassoon performance from the University of South Carolina, Performer’s Certificate from Penn State, a Master of Music in bassoon performance from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana University of PA.