|D.M.A.||Conducting||University of North Texas School of Music||1986|
|M.M.||Choral Conducting||Indiana University School of Music||1981|
|B.S.||Music Education||Texas Women’s University||1979|
Dr. Jan Hanson, Professor of Music, is the conductor of the Science & Arts Concert Choir and Chamber Ensemble. Dr. Hanson teaches coursework in Music History and Literature, Conducting and Music Methods. She is in frequent demand as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the area. In addition to her choral work, Dr. Hanson enjoys music directing stage works, including dozens of Science & Arts, community and regional music theatre productions, most recently, “Songs from a New World”. As a collaborative artist, she accompanies performers on the piano, organ and harpsichord.
Dr. Hanson’s former students are employed as public school music teachers, music ministers and private instructors throughout the state. A number of her students successfully completed graduate degrees and are national board-certified music instructors. Dr. Hanson established and organized several initiatives with area schools, from elementary through collegiate. She hosted the inaugural Science & Arts Music Teacher Alumni Festival in March 2019, featuring Science & Arts teachers and their choirs in a joint performance.
Her greatest joys are her two daughters, Erin, a Texas band director, and Mallory, a social worker in the Dallas area. Dr. Hanson is grateful for the opportunity to teach: it is a privilege to serve in the profession.