Joni Hanze


Music is a way to connect everyone in the community. No matter what kind of music we might be playing, whether a Mahler Symphony or a concert in the park, it's great to see people from all walks of life coming together, connecting, and enjoying music.

Joni Hanze graduated from Drake University with degrees in Violin Performance, Piano Performance, and Piano Pedagogy.  She has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Florida Symphony, Brevard Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, and Lexington Philharmonic and has held titled positions with the South West Florida Symphony Orchestra, Tampa Bay Ballet Orchestra, and Drake Symphony Orchestra. As a pianist, Joni has done extensive accompanying for studios at Stetson University and the University of South Florida.  She has also taught piano and violin privately, and taught keyboard at both Stetson and Drake Universities.