Hannah Strayhorn is excited to return to Ball State to pursue a Masters in Choral Conducting. Hannah earned a Bachelor of General Studies in Musical Theatre Directing from Ball State University in 2015. During her time at Ball State, Hannah was a member of Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir, and Chamber Choir, as well as extra curricular choral organizations such as the Indiana Choral Connection and Musica in Situ. As a BSU undergraduate, Hannah was also active in the Jazz Bands and in the Department of Theatre & Dance. In 2020, Hannah earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Western Michigan University, where she participated in Grand Chorus, Cantus Femina, University Chorale.
Hannah spent two years as a middle school teacher in schools in Indiana. While beginning a teaching career during the COVID-19 pandemic was challenging, to say the least, Hannah loved working with the students. In addition to teaching, she served her school districts as stage manager for their high school musicals.
Hannah is a proud member of Kappa Delta Sorority and Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity. In Sigma Alpha Iota, Hannah served on the By-Laws Committee and chaired the Public Relations Committee as Editor on the Executive Board. After graduating from Ball State, Hannah has been an active member of alumnae chapters and served the Beta Eta chapter at Western Michigan University as their social advisor.