Director of Vocal Studies
Hailed as "charming" (Opera News) and "commanding" (The Day Connecticut), with a voice that "trembled the foundations of the Warsaw Philharmonic" (Wielkanocny Festival LvB Czasopismo), Dr. Alexander Hahn’s performance career has taken him to prestigious venues across the globe. Dr. Hahn’s recent performances include his debut with the Beethoven Easter Festival of Warsaw as Pietro in Simon Boccanegra, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro with Bronx Opera, Claudius in Hamlet with Opera Ithaca, Monterone in Rigoletto with Opera Theater of Connecticut, and the bass-baritone soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with EOS Orchestra of Beijing in Beijing Concert Hall.
Dr. Hahn’s upcoming engagements for the 2023 season include his Wagnerian debut singing the role of Wotan in Las Vegas City Opera’s production of The Valkyries, a Lecture Recital in Vilnius, Lithuania at the 2023 College Music Society International Conference, and performances at the Fresno State Art Song Festival. Recent engagements include recitals with Constellations Chamber Concerts in the Washington D.C. region, a South-American solo recital debut in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia (postponed due to the pandemic), and a faculty-artist recital of German lieder at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany.
As an avid proponent of art song repertoire, Dr. Hahn has performed in recital halls across North America, including Schubert’s Winterreise in New York’s Staller Center, and in art song recitals in Chautauqua Opera’s Recital Series and Montreal Vocal Arts Institute’s Recital Series.
Dr. Hahn is also a nationally recognized lecturer and presenter specializing in the area of art song repertoire and pedagogy. Recent scholastic engagements include presentations and performances at the College Music Society and National Association of Teachers of Singing. Dr. Hahn is frequently invited to give workshops, recitals, lectures, and presentations to higher-education institutions, most recently at Point Loma Nazarene University, Chapman University, Fullerton College, and Grand Valley State University.
A former Paris Opera Competition Grand Finalist, Dr. Hahn’s commendations include awards and recognition from the Schuyler Career Bridges Organization, the Giulio Gari Foundation, the Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition, and the Yale School of Music.
Dr. Hahn is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, where he earned both a master’s degree in Music and an Artist Diploma as well as being awarded the David L. Kasdon Memorial Prize for the most outstanding singer in the School of Music. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Music from Mannes College of Music and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.