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“I remember the day that I started teaching, because it was the day the world lit on fire.”


about hannah

Hannah Jencius Flower, mezzo-soprano, holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in voice performance from Kent State University. Throughout her performance career she has been seen in operas, plays, musicals, as well as in rock bands, pop and jazz groups, and in celtic beltane festivals. Hannah believes that great technique supports all genres of singing, and her students have diverse performance careers that prove their technique with every breath they take.


Throughout her fifteen years of teaching, Hannah has guided many students through the college audition process, with students accepted to theater, musical theater, music education and voice performance degrees at prestigious institutions including Ball State; Baldwin Wallace University; Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; Kent State University; Miami University; New York University; The Ohio State University; Shenandoah University; The University of Miami, Florida; and many more. Her individualized approach allows each student to isolate the colleges that fit them most appropriately and to pursue the scholarship opportunities that best suit their skills. She is proud of each student’s future pursuit of music, whether it be through secondary education or as a passion that complements their life.


Hannah’s students have placed in the second, third, and Top 10 rounds of the Shining Star CLE competition; have won multiple first, second, third, and honorable mention prizes at the Ohio NATS competition, and have gone on to the semifinals of the National NATS competition; have won first prize in the Classical Singer competition; have been selected to solo with the Cleveland Orchestra; and have received multiple job offers for cruise lines and  National Broadway Tours.


Hannah also holds a special place in her studio for students with exceptionalities. Over the years she has worked with a significant number of students with autism, visual impairment, students who need communication support, and more, and her teaching has adapted to meet the needs of each student. She is adept at providing research based tools and exercises that support student needs. Her classroom is one that is constantly adaptive, with instruction tailored to meet the unique needs of each student.


Hannah has been selected twice as a Young Artist with Nightingale Opera Theatre and has been a featured soloist in area concerts with repertoire ranging from bluegrass to Beethoven. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, served on the Ohio NATS Board for two years, and is currently the Ohio District Membership Director for 2024-2026. Hannah currently teaches at Kent State University and the Akron Music Institute where she works with students of all ages in diverse vocal styles. She is a sought-after teacher for her focus on technique and artistry, and her students pursue performance in a wide range of musical genres.

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