Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Scott S. Hanna

Senior Lecturer in Conducting
sshanna@utexas.edu

Scott S. Hanna serves as Assistant Director of Bands at The University of Texas at Austin, Music Director and Conductor of the Wind Symphony, and Director of the Longhorn Band.  A member of the Butler School of Music faculty since 1999, he teaches courses in conducting, literature and score study, and was from 2003 to 2008 Associate Director of the Butler School of Music.  As Music Director of the UT Chamber Winds, Dr. Hanna has led performances of that ensemble at the 2002 and 2004 College Band Directors National Association Southwestern Division Conferences.  Dr. Hanna is also the co-director of The University of Texas Longhorn Music Camps, serves as faculty sponsor for the Alpha Tau chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, Editor of the College Band Directors National Association Report, the host of From the Butler School on KMFA radio, and is President-Elect of the Big XII Band Directors Association.  He is arranger and editor of numerous works for winds, and regularly authors program notes for a wide variety of performances, including a recent recording release by the Cavell Trio.

Dr. Hanna holds the Master of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The University of Texas at Austin.  Prior to his appointment at The University of Texas, he taught in the public schools of New Braunfels and Austin, Texas.  Dr. Hanna has been recognized for his campus work with Eyes of Texas Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to student life, the Texas Blazers Pillar Award for Spirit, and is a frequent guest speaker at campus and community functions.  His professional memberships include the College Band Directors National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Kappa Lambda.