Hannah Rosa Schiller is a Chicago-based writer and musician — singer, music director, arranger, and composer — working to improve new music's accessibility. Her research interests include the role of "genre" in the creation and promotion of music, and how shifts in our language might increase new music's accessibility.
She has sung in the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble (BCE) conducted by Donald Nally, arranged and music-directed award-winning a cappella group the Northwestern Undertones, and sung with Chicago Opera Theatre (chorus for Iolanta, Chicago Premiere).
In 2018, Hannah co-founded a professional chamber choir called Stare at the Sun. She is now the Producer and Co-Executive director for the group, which aims to commision and perform new work by Chicago-based composers to provide audiences with opportunities to engage with the work of local, living artists.
Writing credits include: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN (2018-present), WFMT (2018-present), Darmstadt Summer Course Blog (summer 2018), and NewMusicBox USA (2017). Radio and podcast experience includes work at WFMT Chicago, and co-production of Good Morning Darmstadt, the official unofficial podcast for the International Darmstadt Music Festival 2018 in Darmstadt, Germany.
Hannah is Spanish-American and fluent in English, Spanish, and Catalan. She loves running, laying in her hammock, and watering (but not over-watering!) her houseplants.