Hannah Reitz is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studies with Meg Freivogel of the Jupiter Quartet. She enjoys a varied career as a performer, teacher, and conductor. In demand as an educator, she has worked for years as a string coach and conductor with various young string symphonies, including the Minnesota All-State Orchestra, St. Olaf Music Camp Orchestra, Lincoln Youth Symphony, University of New Hampshire (UNH) Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Seacoast Youth Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she has regularly adjudicated for and coached the New Hampshire and Massachusetts All-State Orchestra programs and maintained a private studio featuring all ages and levels of students. Her students have auditioned successfully at Boston Conservatory, Hartt, Longy, Crane, and more. Over the past four years, she has served as Assistant Director of the UNH Youth Symphony Orchestra, Resident Artist of Violin/Viola and Lecturer at the University of New Hampshire, UNH Summer Youth Music School (SYMS) instructor, and Music Director of the Seacoast Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Hannah graduated with distinction from St. Olaf College in 2010 (B.M. Violin Performance) where she served as concertmaster of the acclaimed St. Olaf Orchestra. In May of 2013, she graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Master of Music program and acted as coordinator for the chamber music program. Additionally, she earned her M.A. degree in Orchestral Conducting while teaching at UNH in 2019. Hannah has been a two-year conductor and violinist at the Pierre Monteux School and cover conductor of Symphony New Hampshire. She has performed as a member of the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria; National Repertory Orchestra; Lincoln Symphony Orchestra; Charleston Symphony; and Symphony New Hampshire.