Valente Lecture: Olin Hannum on Writing for Wind Ensemble
Oregon State University
Olin Hannum (B.A. music ‘09) is the Associate Director of Bands at Oregon State University. In that capacity he oversees and directs all aspects of the Athletic Bands program, including the Oregon State University Marching Band, Rhythm and Beavs travel band, Basketball Bands, and other ensembles. In addition to the Athletic Bands program, Hannum conducts and directs the Wind Symphony, and teaches other courses in music.
Hannum is an active composer, with works for wind ensemble, brass ensemble, and various solo instruments. His works have been performed around the country, and are published through Murphy Music Press. In addition to his composition work, Hannum is a sought-after arranger for marching ensemble. His arrangements have been performed by competitive and non-competitive groups at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels across the west coast.
Hannum is a brass player, holding a degree in French horn performance from UC Davis. He has notably appeared with the Golden State Wind Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, and the San Francisco Wind Ensemble. In addition to ensembles, he holds recording and live credits from a performing career in the Sacramento and Bay Areas.
Hannum is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and serves as the chapter sponsor for the Theta chapter. He is a member of CBDNA and NAFME.