Ms. Hannigan has been a member of the Harrisburg Symphony since 1984. She performs with her husband, Barry Hannigan, pianist, and esprit! a flute and harp duo with Rebecca Kauffman. Ms. Hannigan teaches Performance Studies in Flute at Dickinson College where she is a member of the Faculty Wind Quintet. She has also taught at Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, Wilkes University and Colorado College. For many summers she was on the faculty of Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado and performed on the Music in the Mountains concert series.
Ms. Hannigan’s students have won recognition at the national and state level on many occasions. A former student holds the piccolo position in the Chicago Symphony; others have been selected as masterclass performers for the National Flute Association Convention and have performed on National Public Radio’s “From the Top.” Several different students have won first flute in all-state band in Pennsylvania.
Ms. Hannigan’s teachers have been Keith Underwood, Geoffrey Gilbert, Peter Lloyd, Leone Buyse, and James Scott. She has performed in masterclasses for William Bennett and Marcel Moyse. She holds a Master of Music from Rutgers University and received her B.A. cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Colorado College.