Berklee Summer in the CityHannah Christianson

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Wednesday / August 1, 2012 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
United States
Hannah Christianson

Hannah Christianson was born smiling, or so her mother says. Growing up in a lively family of seven in rural Minnesota, the young Christianson learned to perceive art and the world around her in a unique way. Even at a very early age, she became enamored with the piano and immersed herself in jazz and pop music. Years later, she developed into an accomplished songwriter and found herself playing various clubs around the upper Midwest and New England, a performance at the 2008 Winnipeg Folk Festival, a featured performance at the 2011 Minneapolis Aquatennial, and direct support for Quebec’s Cœur de Pirate.

Christianson is now a Music Therapy major at Berklee College of Music, where her songs have won the Perfect Pitch and Performing Songwriter contests, and she has performed in the Best of Berklee's Songwriters Showcase. This April, her song "A Hundred Hearts" will be featured in Berklee's 2012 Songwriter's Night at the Berklee Performance Center.

Her thoughtful writing encompasses the human condition with honesty, charisma, and hope. "A good mix of sweetness and pop sensibility, with an engaging voice that sounds like fine wine," Peter Swenson, Director of Social Media, CD Baby. Her song "Let's Be Frisbees" was recently featured on a compilation CD for the Raising the Blues Foundation, which distributed uplifting music to children's hospitals around New England.