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hannah jane boissonneault is a composer-performer currently based in austin, texas. incorporating her experiences in writing and performing progressive metal, indie, folk, and jazz, she seeks to connect various musical communities through her compositions. her newest single, all the flowers by feels like honey and grayson jarvis will be available everywhere on august 25th.

hannah has been commissioned by the grand valley state university new music ensemble, the detroit composers' project, the steven r. gerber trust as a part of the fresh inc. festival, and various instrumentalists such as cellist joshua devries and saxophonist keaton garrett. additional recent projects include the night within us, filled with stars (2023), commissioned by oboists sarah pinto and eli stefancci, murmuring (2022), written for mixed chamber ensemble toured by the grand valley state university new music ensemble and performed in various national parks, and the commercial release of cura nata (2021), spirit breaker’s debut album via solid state records.

hannah was a composer fellow for the 2021-2022 gabriela lena frank creative academy of music. she is an alumna of the 2021 sō percussion summer institute, the unheard of ensemble’s 2020 collaborative composition initiative, the 2019 atlantic music festival, and fifth house ensemble’s 2019 fresh inc. festival. hannah has participated in reading sessions with roomful of teeth (2020) and members of the detroit symphony orchestra (2018).

hannah is endorsed as an artist with balaguer guitars. she is the bassist, vocalist, and songwriter for progressive metalcore band spirit breaker (2021-present), her indie/chamber pop project feels like honey (2019-present), and progressive alternative band blank slate (2016-present). during her time in spirit breaker, they have toured with acts such as silent planet, lightworker, and pickwick commons. blank slate has performed alongside numerous acts in the progressive community, including silent planet, hail the sun, sianvar, and strawberry girls. their three eps, “drifting” (2020), “i have considered the following” (2017), and “animate” (2017), along with their three consecutive singles, “figures,” “dedicate,” and “verified” (2019) are available on all streaming platforms.

hannah has worked with various filmmakers including director tennyson hendershott, in which she was awarded best composition/original score at the bowling green state university film & media festival. in the mirror for ssaattbb chorus was the recipient of the 2020 michigan state university honors competition in the choral division. on searching for a voice for violin, cello, and piano was awarded first place in the 2019 national federation of music clubs beyer composition awards. 

hannah recently completed her master of music in composition degree at the university of michigan in 2022, studying primarily with kristin kuster and evan chambers. she also completed her bachelor of music in composition at michigan state university in 2020, where her primary mentors were david biedenbender, zhou tian, and rodney whitaker. along being a musician, hannah is also a visual artist and creates with multiple mediums including artwork with resin, polymer clay, and acrylics. she enjoys creating jewelry and home décor and sharing her passion for nature through her business, indie honeybee jewelry.