Dr. Kathleen Shannon
Dr. Kathleen Shannon has served the choral art as a conductor and pedagogue for more than 30 years. Extensive training and experience in Choral Music Education, Conducting, and Choral Pedagogy have enabled her to accept several faculty appointments, including 15 years as Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at West Virginia University. She conducted traditional choirs, vocal jazz ensembles, taught courses in choral methods, choral literature, and conducting at WVU and also at the University of Mississippi and the University of Miami.
Currently, Dr. Shannon conducts the Temple University Voices (treble choir,) teaches several courses at Salem Community College (NJ,) and observes student teachers for the University of Delaware. She is Repertoire & Resources Chair for Vocal Jazz for the Delaware unit of the American Choral Directors Association and works as a guest conductor and consultant in the areas of traditional choral pedagogy and vocal jazz. She is a regular music adjudicator for Festival Disney and offers workshops, seminars, and private instruction on a variety of choral topics.