Kenneth B. Hanks

Member, Commission on Community College Accreditation
Elected November 2021; term ends November 2024

Kenneth B. Hanks is Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts at Hillsborough Community College, where he teaches piano, theory, ear training and music appreciation.

Professor Hanks performed as associate pianist with the Florida Orchestra for twelve seasons, is past President of the Florida State Music Teachers Association, District IX, past President of the Junior Friday Morning Musicale of Tampa Bay and chaired the annual FSMTA State Concerto Competition from 2013–2019. He is frequently invited to adjudicate festivals and competitions and has performed regularly in the Central Florida region as a recitalist and freelance musician since the late 1980s. During his student years, he won first place in the Third Annual Florida West Coast Chopin Competition and the Maryland State Music Teachers Association Piano Competition, Graduate Division.

Professor Hanks holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Florida.

Posted December 2021