Hannah Duff is a conductor, educator, pianist, and soprano based in Rochester, New York. Hannah is currently pursuing her master’s degree in choral conducting at the Eastman School of Music, studying under Dr. William Weinert. She also graduated from Eastman with her undergraduate degree with high distinction in vocal music education, and studied piano under Prof. Vincent Lenti. Hannah is the music director and pianist at Summerville Presbyterian Church, and previously directed the Church of the Ascension Youth Choir, which provided quality choral and general music education to youth of Greater Rochester at no cost. Hannah also teaches private piano lessons and is an active collaborative pianist with choirs and soloists.
Hannah is an active member of American Choral Directors Association and National Association for Music Education and served as the president of Eastman’s ACDA chapter in 2021-2022. As a soprano, Hannah performs regularly with area professional ensembles such as Voices, Pegasus Early Music, and Mysterium. She is currently the administrative manager for Voices, working with Dr. Weinert.
Hannah also specializes in innovative practices in mindfulness, meditation, and movement for musicians. As a certified yoga instructor who teaches for Yoga For All Musicians, she has offered workshops and published research on using movement and meditation as rehearsal, practice, and teaching tools.