Hannah Abrahim

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Instructor of Popular Music
Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California
Bachelor of Music, Popular Music Performance (Voice) with minor in Music Industry

About Hannah

Hannah Abrahim is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles, whose vocals may be heard on Ūla’s 17-million-streams hit “Futon,” NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Nickelodeon’s Monster High, MTV’s Siesta Key, or Fox’s Lotto Singer. She takes pride in her ethnically diverse background, blending her “Egyptiarican” culture to present a sound influenced by her parents’ favorite Salsa and Arabic music. Abrahim is a visionary in the R&B/Neo-Soul/Pop scene (akin to SZA, Ariana Grande, and Amber Mark), transporting her listeners to ethereal dreamscapes with introspective lyrics. Her music stands out as she strives to use her voice to discuss the inconvenient truths that many cannot see or do not feel comfortable talking about, such as mental health, domestic violence, and racism. Abrahim’s songs and live performances easily hypnotize and permeate through a wide audience as they are wrapped in a melodious package decorated with passionate vocals and infectious grooves—including the use of harps, sound bowls, the Spanish language, and stimulating visuals. Abrahim has collaborated on original music with renowned artists such as X Ambassadors and she has brought her unique story to venues all over LA, including the El Rey Theatre and the LA Times Festival of Books.

Abrahim recently graduated from USC’s Popular Music Performance and Music Industry Programs with a Bachelor of Music (studying under the wing of 80’s icon Patrice Rushen). She has already amassed over 500k streams on Spotify. When she’s not working on her artist project, Abrahim writes music of all genres for other artists and media companies like Apple, is a session singer for artists like Kelly Clarkson and Pentatonix, and is a Pop Vocal Coach at Interlochen Center for the Arts’ Summer Camp. Her debut solo artist EP is set to release in the spring of 2023.

I believe that regardless of talent, hard work is the key to success. I encourage all my students to work hard by teaching from all angles, in a way that resonates with and empowers each unique individual.

  • Discovery Scholar for the Thornton School of Music's Class of 2022
  • Awarded Most Valuable Collaborator in Thornton's Production Program
  • Sang background vocals in a choir for Kelly Clarkson (virtually) and Pentatonix (at the Hollywood Bowl)
  • Performed as a solo artist at renowned venues around Los Angeles such as the El Rey Theatre and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
  • Amassed over 500k streams on original music on Spotify
  • Taught in USC's Thornton Community Engagement Program
  • ASCAP Foundation Molly Hyman Songwriting Scholarship Awardee
  • California Copyright Conference Scholar
  • Music Business Association Scholar
  • Youth Creator for Apple's inaugural Today at Apple Creative Studios Program
  • Sound Girls Scholar
  • Music Director and Social Media Manager of USC's Reverse Osmosis A Cappella
  • Attended A Cappella Academy, led by Ben Bram, Rob Dietz, and Avi Kaplan
  • Co-Founder of the SC Producers' Collective
  • Co-Founder of USC Thornton Students for Anti-Racism
  • Raised over $2,000 for local mutual aid funds through producing my annual Birthday Benefit Concert Series and involving the community

B.M., Popular Music Performance (Voice) with minor in Music Industry - Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California