Brian Hanner is a musical artist and percussionist whose musical career spans very broad and varied performance, teaching and creative work. He is currently a freelance artist in Tucson, Arizona. He performs regularly with the Southern Arizona Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Arizona Opera, West Valley Symphony, and True Concord Voices & Orchestra. He has also performed with the Sierra Vista Symphony, Tucson Repertory Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Tucson, and has shared the stage with Bob Becker, Robert van Sice, Mark Ford, and Ney Rosauro
Prior to relocation to Arizona, Brian was Adjunct Percussion Instructor at Lee College in Baytown, Texas and San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. He also has a long career as an educator at the secondary level, holding Assistant Band Director and Percussion Specialist positions at La Porte High School in La Porte, Texas; Cypress Creek High School in Houston, Texas; and Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas.
As a performing artist, Brian has played with many symphony orchestras and chamber groups, including a solo concerto performance with the Baytown Symphony Orchestra, and various performances with the Trommel percussion group, artists in residence at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas.
Brian earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, where he was a student of Dr. Lawrence Kaptain, Drew Lang and Dr. Christopher Hanning. He also earned a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of North Texas, where he was a student of Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, and Eugene Migliaro Corporon.
Brian was an adjudicator with the Texas Color Guard Circuit and was the newsletter editor for the Texas Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Brian is an endorser for Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.
Harberg: Viola Concerto
Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra
Linus Lerner, conductor
Brett Deubner, viola
North Texas Wind Symphony
Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor
I play in various places around Tucson and Southern Arizona. Check here for an opportunity to hear and share in some music.
Where to Hear Me
Pianist and Showman Extraordinaire Rick Shaw