Hannah Gruber Creviston
Described as “impressive and expressive” (Fanfare Magazine) and “superb...[with] great dexterity, rhythm, and touch” (American Record Guide), Hannah Gruber Creviston is Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Coordinator of the Piano Prep and Class Piano Programs at Arizona State University. She received her B.Mus. in Piano Performance and Music Education with a Piano Pedagogy concentration from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam while studying with Eugenia Tsarov. A published author, researcher and presenter on the effects of music on children with autism, she holds an M.M. in Piano Performance and an M.MuED in Early Childhood and Elementary Music Education from the University of South Carolina where she studied piano with Scott Price. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU in Fall 2012, Creviston was on the faculty at the Crane School of Music.
As a soloist, she won the Crane School of Music Concerto Competition and was a finalist in the Arthur Fraser Piano Competition. An avid performer of contemporary music, Creviston has premiered many compositions, including works by Whitney Ashe, Cameron Britt, David Heinick, Katherine Hoover, John Fitz Rogers, Timothy Sullivan, Brian Vlasak and Mark Weiser. Most notably, in 2007, she premiered Stacy Garrop’s Pieces of Sanity at Carnegie Hall with saxophonist Christopher Creviston.
As an accompanist, she has performed in festivals and competitions throughout the United States and abroad, including the Music Teachers National Association Solo Competition, North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Biennial Conferences, World Saxophone Conference, NASA Solo Competition, Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, Potsdam Single Reed Summit, Penn State Single Reed Summit, Crane Saxophone Chamber Music Festival, Dutchess County Saxophone Day and the Southeastern Piano Festival. She has collaborated with various artists, including Christopher Creviston, Geoffrey Diebel, Donald George, Joe Lulloff, Jeffrey Loeffert, Timothy McAllister, David Pittman-Jennings, David Stambler, James Umble, Robert Young, and members of the United States Military Bands.
She performs regularly in a duo with her husband, saxophonist Christopher Creviston. Together, they have recorded Snell Sessions andColumbia Sessions, both released on the Albany Records label. Their recordings have been described as “engrossing” (Fanfare Magazine), “highly imaginative and expressive” (composer Denis Bédard), “a good blend of the standard and the new” (American Record Guide), and “sensitive, transparent, powerful music making that causes one to hold their breath often” (Donald Sinta).