Hannah jane boissonneault
about hannah jane
Hannah Jane Boissonneault is a composer, songwriter, and performer from Clarkston, Michigan. Hannah actively composes for multiple fields, specializing in chamber music, film music, and indie/progressive rock music. She strives to merge her contemporary rock experience and influence with her classical knowledge in her compositions to create an environment that emulates both styles in an exciting, relatable fashion for both audiences and performers.
Hannah has been commissioned by the Detroit Composers' Project, as well as writing for individual instrumentalists such as Alexis Berry (viola). She is also commissioning a piece for the Fresh Inc. Festival in June 2019. Other upcoming projects include composing a piece for Josh Devries (cello), scoring for filmmaker Tennyson Hendershott’s newest short film, It Came From the Woods. She will also be scoring director Adam Panter’s newest short film, Joyce.
With an immense passion for the contemporary rock industry, she has performed with many bands in the Detroit area. Hannah is an artist with Balaguer Guitars, and the lead vocalist and bassist of progressive alternative band “Blank Slate,” formed in 2016. The band released EPs "Animate" and "I Have Considered the Following" in 2017, and will be releasing three new singles in Spring of 2019. In the summer of 2015, Hannah traveled to Los Angeles, California to write and record three singles with multi-platinum producer Jeff Blue and composer Oumi Kapila for alternative rock band Blood and Wine, in which she was a member of for over four years. The three singles are currently available on all streaming platforms. During her free time, Hannah also teaches bass, beginner guitar, and piano.
Hannah is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition with Zhou Tian, and studying Jazz Bass with Rodney Whitaker at Michigan State University. This coming summer, she will be attending the Atlantic Music Festival as a student composer.