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Dr. Frederick Hanna

Main Office: Lied Education Center - Room 101
Music Office: Lied Education Center - Room 217

402-280-1124 (office)

Doctor of Musical Arts
New England Conservatory of Music
Boston, Massachusetts

Master of Music
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Education
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas


Frederick Hanna is the Fine and Performing Arts Department Chair at Creighton University where he conducts the Creighton University Symphonic Band and University Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Hanna holds degrees from the University of Arkansas, Northwestern University and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. 

Dr. Hanna has composed the musical score to Lewis & Clark Part One: Manifest Destiny, a musical theater production which was produced at Creighton University as well as Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.  He has also composed the musical score to 'King of Kings' for the Robert M. Gewald Management in New York City.

With several compositions to his credit, Dr. Hanna composed the 'Suite for Symphonic Band' which includes 'Fantasy on the Blue and the Gold', 'Scherzo', and 'Soundtrack'.  Dr. Hanna has premiered his first three symphonies on the Creighton campus and has conducted the first two in China at the Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China.

The premiere of his 4th Symphony is scheduled to take place in the Fall of 2015 in Yongzhou, China at the 2,500-year anniversary of Yongzhou.

Compositions are available exclusively from Aux Arcs Music, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

He is married to his wife, Laurie and has four children, Kristin, Kevin, Megan and Brian.



   Symphony No. 5 (Tibet) - In Process

   Ignatius' Saga - In Process
         (For Full Orchestra and Narrator)

   Symphony No. 4 (The Grand Canal) - 2015

   A Creighton Exhibition - 2014

   Symphony No. 3 (Beijing) - 2014

   Symphony No. 2 (Shanghai) - 2012

   Processus de Facundia - 2011

   Hunting Wabbits, transcription - 2010

   Symphony No. 1 (Nanjing) - 2010

   Celebration Fanfare - 2002

Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble

  Theme & Variations - 2014

  Suite for Symphonic Band - 2007
     Fantasy on the Blue and the Gold

  Cabarrus County Overture - 2007

  Mission Symphonic March - 2005

  Laurel Brigade - 2002

  A Spring Fanfare - 2002

  Where Rainbows Fly - 2000

  Contrasts - 1999

Chamber Works

  Procession (Violin/Viola) - 2001

  Fanfare No. 1 (Trumpet Duet) - 2001

  Scherzo (Woodwind Quintet) - 1999

  Blue Eyes (Voice/Piano) - 1999


  Breakfast! (Manuscript)

  King of Kings (Manuscript) 2004/5

  Lewis & Clark Manifest Destiny: Part One - 2003


  Yankee Doodle - 1998 (1980/1)

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