The "hannahlog"

 

Awards

 SUBURBAN COWBOYS

2017 Chicago Music Award winners (CMAs)

for best country-western band in the Chicago land area. 

 

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Music Composition

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Writing collaboration with local pop rock-country band Terry Got Fired. 

  • Songs currently in production for Chicago-based bluegrass group The Greenleaf Band.

  • Experimental media music collaboration project with fellow composer, Laura Garvin known as the Daytime Owls.

  • Violin/vocal parts written & recorded for original singer-songwriter band Leonum.

  • Freelance string writing/arranging for various Chicago clients.

THEATRE MUSIC

  • Music for the play “Point & Shoot", for Cold Basement Dramatics.

  • Music for the play “Marisol”

  • Music for the play “Mr. Marmalade”, for Dream Sequence Theatre Productions.

FILMOGRAPHY AS COMPOSER

  • “Nature Sounding”, music for short film created by JB Shiess, premiered by the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

  • Battle scene from “Pancho Villa”, for studio orchestra, Semester in LA recorded at Capitol Records.  

  • Short scene 'teaser' from the play 'Marisol' using original music from the theatrical play.

  • Original music/video production for stage reading promo video "Edge of Life" by Richard Zieman.

ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

  • “Traversing the Upward Road”, for string quartet.

  • “Tangent”, duet for electric guitar + violin w/effects pedal.

  • “Overflow”, for solo violin w/effects pedal.

  • "Dance All Night" original song written in collaboration by the Suburban Cowboys.

COVERS

COLLABORATIONS

ARRANGEMENTS & TRANSCRIPTIONS

  • Numerous arrangements/transcriptions done for other artists & clients, many currently sold in Hannah K's Music SHOP.

Music Performance

CURRENT

PAST

  • Trippin' Billies, (Dave Matthews tribute cover band), fiddle player

  • Bone Whiskey (steam-punk country music band), violinist & backup vocalist

  • Heartland Star (country cover band), violinist & lead female vocalist

  • City Lights Orchestra, violinist

  • The Neopolitones Trio (pop and classical string music), 1st violinist

  • Voltaic String Project (unique popular/classical music arrangements), violinist

  • Performed with local Chicago bands - Matt Kelly Band, Cobalt & the Hired Guns, Ayanami, Midnight Vespers, Cold Blue Kid, & State & Madison & more.

  • South of 80, (local pop cover band), performed violin with the band for Eve of the Eve 2 years in a row.

  • Senn Alan Band (fiddle fill-in for Bub City Show)

Performance Venues

CHICAGO, IL

Lincoln Hall/Scuba's, Empty Bottle, Chicago Theatre, Metro, Cubby Bear, Old Crow, (River North & Wrigleyville), Bub City, (River North & Rosemont), Beat Kitchen, Sub T, Reggie's, Double Door, City Winery, Chicago's Homegrown Festival,  & many others.

OTHER LOCAL LIVE SHOWS

Belmont & Sheffield Music Festival, Retro on Roscoe, Wicker Park Summer Concert, Palatine Fest, Algonquin Fest, McHenry County Fest, Bourbon St., Skooters, Firewater Saloon, Durty Nellie's, River's Casino (The Cube), Hollywood Casino, the Black Sheep, Bottom Lounge, Martyr's, Hideout, Uncommon Ground, Salvage One, Underground Wonder Bar, Rock Island Brewing Company, Blarney Island, Old Towne Pub, Morton Arboretum, Mercury Ballroom, Limelight Eventplex, the Vogue Theatre, South Loop Rock Fest, Square Kelt, Joe's on Weed St. & Joe's Live Rosemont, Sideouts, Retro on Roscoe, the Vogue Theatre, the Rave, Edgewater Fest, HOME Bar, CD & ME, Navy Pier Beer Garden, Chicago Ale Fest, Niko's Tavern, Nevin's Brewing Company, Castle Theatre, & so many more.

NASHVILLE, TN

ELSEWHERE

WISCONSIN

 

MINNESOTA

 

OHIO

Recording

STUDIO SESSIONS

  • Comma Music (violin recording for commercials)

  • Darin Helton - singer/songwriter/guitar player (record violin/vocals on his original music).

  • Leonum Americana band (recorded violin/harmony vocals on the latest album 'Moments').

  • Recorded at many local recording venues - Gravity Studios, Fort Knox Studios, Sounds VaultUptown Recording, Music Garage, Fullerton Studios& many more.

  • Mario Massi w/ Reckless Cowboys (violin & vocal recording for original country songs).

  • Recorded for artists Edward Hamel, Sam Trump, Matt Jones, Manny Garcia, Left Hand Signal, The Erratics, Aaron Williams & more.

Other

MARKETING

  • Communications/Social Media Specialist for Leonum 

  • Social Media Specialist for HRP Chicago 

  • Social Media & Website Construction for Chicago Street Strings 

  • Social Media & Website Construction for Daytime Owls

TEACHING

  • Have taught beginner violin lessons as the occasions arise for 5+ years.

  • Violin teacher at Rock House in Wilmette.

  • Violin teacher at Flatts & Sharp in Chicago.

 

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Education

COLUMBIA COLLEGE of CHICAGO 2012 Graduate

Bachelor of Music - Music Composition

 

Studied composition with:

Marcos Balter, Ilya Levinson, Tiffany Sevilla, Kenn Kumpf, Doug Lofstrom, Mark Watters, & Andy Hill.

 

Classically-trained violinist; studied violin with:

Diane Delin, David Yonan, David Katz, & Edgar Gabriel.

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Expertise

PROGRAMS

Sibelius, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, QLab, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel.

SKILLS

Sight-reading, Aural Skills, Improvisation, Score Preparation, Transcribing, Arranging, Orchestration, Conducting, 

Screen Reading, Organization, Cataloging, Data Entry.

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Professional Affiliations

• BMI

• The Society of Composers & Lyricists

 

References available upon request.

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