Susanna Hancock is a Florida-based composer and bassoonist whose works explore color, process, and acoustic phenomena. Her music draws from a wide array of influences including minimalism, spectralism, folk, and electronic mediums. Susanna’s playing and compositions have been featured in concerts and festivals throughout the world, including the Charlottesville Opera Festival, Vox Novus/Composers Voice Concert Series, Hot Springs Music Festival, Taneycomo Music Festival, USF New-Music Festival, and the Dimitria Festival in Thessaloniki, Greece. Her music has been performed by the JACK quartet, NYU Symphony Orchestra, and Montclair New-Music Ensemble, among others.
In addition to composition, Susanna enjoys playing and advocating new works for bassoon and serving in various arts administration roles, such as the public relations manager of Global Premiere Consortium Commissioning Project and co-artistic director of Terroir New Music, a concert series dedicated to curating local contemporary music alongside local food and drink.
Currently, Susanna serves as Adjunct Professor of Aural Theory and Instructor of the Young Composers Program at the University of South Florida. She received a Masters of Music in Theory & Composition degree from New York University, and Bachelors of Composition and Bassoon Performance degrees from the University of South Florida. Primary teachers have included Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Baljinder Sekhon, and Paul Reller.