About Hannah Baslee
A transplant from Texas, mezzo-soprano Hannah Baslee loves living and performing in the nation's Capital. In her home state, Hannah received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Concordia University. While studying at CTX, Hannah performed as the featured alto soloist in performances of Bach's "Magnificat", Handel's "Messiah", Mendelssohn's "Elijah", and Vivaldi's "Gloria". Her undergraduate studies culminated in being named "Honor Music Student" at Concordia University, the music department's highest honor.
Hannah later completed her Masters in Music from the University of Texas at El Paso, where she performed the role of Mrs. Lovett in Sondheim's "Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and the title role is Bizet's "Carmen". There, she collaborated with the university's dance department in a production titled "Dreamscapes", a performance of solely Ravel repertoire reimagined as a dream sequence. She also performed with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Bohuslav Rattay in performances of Verdi's "Requiem Mass" and Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana". Although presently focusing on her role as an educator, Hannah hopes to eventually continue her education in pursuit of a doctoral degree.
In addition to serving on the Voice Faculty at Cardon Studios, Hannah also works as an adjunct faculty member at College of Southern Maryland, teaching Music Appreciation and Music Fundamentals. A passionate fan of choral singing, she performs with The 18th Street Singers under the direction of Benjamin Olinsky, as well as with the early music ensemble Illuminare under Vera Kochanowsky, and the church choir at The Ascension of St. Agnes in DC.
As a teacher, Hannah's primary goal is to inspire her students, as she herself has been inspired over the years, to achieve excellence in technique and musicianship in a fun, and trusting environment.