Jennifer Shannon

Jennifer Shannon is a freelance musician and private flute instructor in the Beaumont/Southeast Texas area. She is also the adjunct Instructor of Flute at Lee College in Baytown, TX. Recently, she can be heard performing with the Symphony of Southeast Texas and the Lake Charles Symphony on flute and piccolo. She is also the founding member of “The Duo” – a flute and guitar duo that performs at weddings and other ceremonial or cocktail style events around Southeast Texas.
In 2014, Jennifer graduated with her master’s degree in flute performance with a perfect gpa from the University of Oklahoma under the direction of Dr. Valerie Watts. At OU, she was the flute studio’s teaching assistant and taught the flute ensemble, secondary flute lessons, non major flute lessons, flute techniques for the music education instrumental techniques courses, played principal flute in the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra and graduate woodwind quintet. In the spring 2013 she was hired by OU as co-interim flute instructor while Dr. Valerie Watts took sabbatical leave. In her time at OU, Jennifer was twice awarded the Provost’s Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Graduate Teaching, which made her one of the top Graduate Teaching assistants at the University of Oklahoma. Jennifer’s bachelors degree is in Flute Performance from the University of Houston where studied with Ms. Jennifer Keeney. There, she served as principal flute of the University’s Wind Ensemble and was principal flute for several operas for the Edyth Bates Old Opera Program. She graduated in 2012 with Magna Cum Laude Honors. Actively giving recitals, performances, and competing in competitions on flute and piccolo across the United States, Jennifer can be heard on several cds from Naxos and Marc Custom. Her primary role as a flutist though is music education. Her studio boasts 40 talented young musicians including Texas All Region, All Area, and All State Band Members, and UIL Superior rated flutists. She has taught summer music programs, master classes and lessons to flutists of all ages throughout the United States. Jennifer’s professional affiliations include the National Flute Association, Houston Flute Club, Texas Music Educator’s Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

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