Dr. Shannon Chase, originally from Augusta, holds advanced degrees in choral music from The Florida State University and The University of Maine and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from The University of Southern Maine. Chase taught choral music grades 6-12 in Camden, Maine prior to pursuing graduate studies and a collegiate teaching career.
She studied conducting under Rodney Eichenberger, Andre J. Thomas, Dennis Cox and Robert Russell and has sung under Helmuth Rilling, Robert Shaw and Sir David Wilcox among other notable conductors. Dr. Chase served on the music faculties of the University of Oregon, Bowdoin College, Colby College and Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Performing Arts.
Her professional conducting and teaching experience spans public school education, university and college, private and professional programs, state regional and national professional organizations, church and community music programs.