Dr. Hannah Rudy serves as the Assistant Director of Bands at Kennesaw State University where she works with the concert ensembles, athletic bands, and the music education department. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Rudy was a doctoral conducting associate and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma studying in the studios of Dr. Shanti Simon and Dr. Michael Hancock. She is currently expanding her research in artistic score study, conducting pedagogy, and wind band literature.
During her graduate studies at both the University of Oklahoma and the University
of Colorado Boulder, she served as the assistant conductor for all of the concert
ensembles. During University of Oklahoma's Wind Symphony CD recording and video projects,
she served as Assistant Producer, a member of the design team, and coordinated personnel
and logistics for the sessions. She collaborated regularly with featured soloists
from the OU and CU faculties, as well as composers-in-residence.
Concurrent with her work with the concert ensembles, Dr. Rudy has been instrumental in the design and execution of multiple halftime shows and student development of bands in the Big South, Big XII, and PAC 12 athletic conferences. In addition to her responsibilities with the collegiate marching bands, she has conducted, rehearsed, and coordinated basketball pep bands. She collaborates regularly with the teaching staff and athletic department to put on new shows for thousands of audience members each week with a band of over 220 members.
Dr. Rudy holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Georgia. Following her undergraduate studies, she taught high school and middle school band in the state of Georgia. She began her graduate studies with Dr. Donald McKinney and earned a Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting and Repertoire from the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Rudy is thrilled to be home and excited to once again be part of the thriving band culture in the state of Georgia.