General Lectures and Concerts: Hannah Porter Occena, flute

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Date: September 16, 2022
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Location: Schaver Music Recital Hall | Map
Category: Special Event

General Lectures and Concerts:

Hannah Porter Occena, flute

Andrew Meagher, piano

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About Hannah Porter Occeaña

Hailed by The New York Times as possessing “rich tone and deft technique,” Hannah Porter Occeaña (Alpha Kappa) is assistant professor of flute at the University of Northern Iowa and principal flutist of the Topeka (Kansas) Symphony Orchestra. 

Committed to the rich heritage and new horizons of the repertoire, Occeña strives to make classical works accessible and engaging to diverse audiences. Between her performance schedule and collegiate teaching responsibilities, Occeña participates in outreach concerts and programs at schools and community centers. 

As a chamber musician and collaborator, Occeña strives to bring works by living composers to life. She is a commissioning member of the Flute New Music Consortium and has a co-premiered works by Zhou Long (“Confluence,”2015), Carter Pann (“Giantess,” 2018), and Valerie Coleman (“Amazonia,” 2020).

A dedicated scholar, Occeña has presented at the National Flute Association conventions in Orlando and Salt Lake City as well as the Rochester Flute Fair. She has collaborated on new editions of the Sonata in B minor by Amanda Maier and the Sonata Op. 94 by Sergei Prokofiev and serves on the National Flute Association Special Publications Committee. 

Occeña is a 2018 Doctor of Musical Arts graduate of Stony Brook University, where she studied with Carol Wincenc. Occeña holds a Master of Music Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. 

When not performing and teaching, Occeña enjoys distance runing and spending time with her husband and children. She is a Miyazawa Artist and plays on a Miyazawa Elite. 

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September 2022