Hanako Henty

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Hanako Henty is a composer, performer, and writer living near Aomori City, Japan. In spring of 2018 she graduated from the University of Miami - Frost School of Music, where she studied jazz and studio writing. Prior to joining the jazz department, Hanako also completed her MM in Musicology at Frost. Combining her interests in performance practice, identity, and humor in music, Hanako submitted her final thesis, “A Fine Line Between Art and Entertainment: Music and Humor in the Performances of Victor Borge” in 2016 with the guidance of her faculty advisor, Dr. Deborah Schwartz-Kates. Hanako also taught in the Frost Experiential Music Curriculum, the SharpMinds Music Academy, performed locally in the area, and joined the show band aboard the MS Noordam, Holland America Cruise Line during her four years in the Miami area. Most recently Hanako joined the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) to teach English abroad while pursuing fluency in Japanese. Born in Japan but raised in the US, Hanako aims to reconnect with a part of her heritage, promote cultural exchange, and gather musical inspiration from the natural beauty of Japan. For more information about Hanako and her work please visit her website: https://www.hanakohentymusic.com/ 

MM Jazz and Studio Writing, University of Miami, Frost School of Music

MM Musicology, University of Miami, Frost School of Music

MA Collaborative Piano, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

BM Keyboard Performance, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania