Frederick Hanna, DMA

Frederick Hanna, DMA

Dr. Frederick Hanna

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 Professor of Music and former Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts Department (2006-2016) 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.  Premieres of his first three symphonies took place on the Creighton campus and he has conducted the first two in China at the Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China.  He recently completed his Fourth Symphony, commissioned for the 2,500-year anniversary of Yangzhou, China, as well as his Fifth Symphony, dedicated to the People of Tibet.  Additionally, Hanna recently composed "Knowing Good and Evil" ballet and premiered on campus by the Creighton Dance Company.  His compositions are available exclusively from Aux Arcs Music, Fayetteville, Arkansas.




   Symphony No. 6 (in process)

   Knowing Good and Evil, Ballet - 2018

   Ignatian Portrait - 2016
         (For Orchestra and Narrator)

   Processus de Facundia March No. 2 - 2015

   Symphony No. 5 (Tibet) - 2015

   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

  Wrightsville Beach (in process)

  'Untitled' March (in process)

  Taxi Ride - 2018

  Bridge to Ojinaga - 2017

  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


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Chamber Works

  The Bell Tolls (Chamber Orchestra and Narrator ) - 2019

  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)