Hannah Mrozak, 17, graduated with honors from Slinger High School in early June. Hannah started vocal lessons at age six and has been belting it out ever since; that professional vocal coaching at an early age gave Hannah exposure to many styles of musical performance, including Broadway, show tunes, opera, jazz, and blues.
Nominated two years in a row, Hannah was presented with the award for the State of Wisconsin’s WAMI Rising Star of the year in 2015. In December 2011, Hannah won Milwaukee’s Got Talent at Milwaukee’s Winterfest, and in May 2013 she was a MAMA (Madison Area Music Association) “first chair” award recipient.
At age 13, Hannah wrote an original song called “It’s In Me”. The song was written from personal experience with bullying, and she felt that she needed to try to reach out to other teens that have also been victims of bullying. Hannah’ s songwriting accomplishments also include: “Lies” and “Oh Santa” both written at age 14.
Most recently, in June 2014, Hannah auditioned and was chosen to be a contestant on American Idol, making it through to the Hollywood rounds. She was declared by the Season XIV judges to be one of the 38 most memorable auditions. She advanced to the top 48 and performed at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA.
Hannah performs at venues across the state with guitarist Dan DeDecker and is also a vocalist for the Eddie Butts Band in Milwaukee. Hannah also performs with the Main Street Song and Dance Troupe and has done so for the last 6 years.
Hannah plans to pursue her dream of performing and recording music while studying esthiology at Aveda in Milwaukee this fall. Make up application/skin care is something she takes very seriously and is something she is very passionate about (only second to music). She of course enjoys singing, as well as dancing, hanging out with friends, and watching the Bachelorette and Game of Thrones.
Hannah is very excited and honored to be a part of Lakeshore’s Rising Stars and hopes to make new friends and lots of great memories. Every performance is another opportunity to grow as an artist, and Hannah is hopeful that her love of music and her passion to perform and make people happy will be evident on stage!