ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Kieran Hanlon

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Name: Kieran Hanlon
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 10:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Watkins Lecture Hall
Presentation Title: Implementing George Vance's Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass in a Collegiate Studio
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Interactive Workshop
Genre: Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Pedagogy

Kieran J. Hanlon is Associate Professor of Double Bass and Jazz at The State University of New York at Fredonia.  As an active orchestral performer, Kieran is Principal Bass of the Erie Philharmonic, Section Bass in the Chautauqua Symphony, and works as a substitute double bassist with the Detroit Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, and the Rochester Philharmonic.  He has toured to Carnegie Hall with the Buffalo Philharmonic, and recorded Reinhold Gliere’s Symphony No. 3 “Il’ya Muromets” with the orchestra for the Naxos label.


In addition to frequent engagements as a freelance classical musician in upstate New York, Kieran is also a first call jazz performer, and is the bassist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Big Band. 


In May 2014, Kieran completed a Master of Music Degree in Double Bass Performance and Orchestral Studies Diploma at the Eastman School of Music with Professor of Double Bass James VanDemark.  Kieran’s undergraduate studies were completed at The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance in April 2012, where he studied classical repertoire with Professors Diana Gannett and Stephen Molina and Jazz with Professor Robert Hurst.  He holds a B.M. in Double Bass Performance and a B.F.A. in Jazz Studies, Bass from Michigan.  

Program (if available): Not Provided