Musician and Composer
Hannah Lipton (b.1992) began her musical studies at 5 years old with lessons in classical piano in her hometown of Croton-on-Hudson, New York. She eventually developed an interest in composition as a high school student and began composing pieces for solo piano. Hannah went on to pursue a Bachelor's degree in music at Skidmore College, where she continued to study composition independently and took courses in French, modern dance, ballet, political philosophy and English and played keyboard in a rock band.
After graduating from Skidmore College, she pursued private instruction with composers Justin Dello Joio and Evan Fein. Hannah has also studied and taken master classes with composers Derek Bermel, David Tcimpedis, Samuel Adler, Aaron Jay Kernis, Meredith Monk and David Lang among others. Festivals attended include California Summer Music, Brevard Music Center, HighSCORE Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Mostly Modern Festival and Vienna Summer Music Festival. This summer she will be a fellow at Yale School of Music's Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
Hannah is earning her master's degree in composition at The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles where she studies with Frank Ticheli and Donald Crockett. In addition to composition, Hannah has interests in pop and folk music-writing and visual art.