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Northwest Missouri State University

Pamela Shannon

Pamela Shannon



233 Fine Arts


660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2002



  • Doctor of Music; Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
  • Masters of Music; State University of New York
  • Bachelor of Music; University of Toronto

Courses Taught

  • 19-155 Applied Voice
  • 19-355 Applied Voice
  • 19-250 Vocal Methods
  • 19-201 Music Appreciation
  • 19-551 Principles of Singing

Academic Interests

  • Singer training
  • Vocal pedagogy/literature
  • Italian bel canto, French artsong
  • New ways of presenting lieder recitals

Scholarly Activity

International Conferences

  • Athens Institute for Education and Research  International Conference on the Visual and Performing Arts. Athens, Greece. Paper presentation: "The Solo Songs of Giocchino Rossini" (June 6, 2013)

National Conferences

  • Fifty-Sixth National Conference of the College Music Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Shannon, Pamela. Paper presentation: “Songs of the Second New England Composers’ Group” (2013, October 31-November 2)
  • Fifty-Third National Conference of the College Music Society.  Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lecture-recital: “Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Songs) “ by Claude Debussy. (September 23-26, 2010)
  • Fiftieth Anniversary National Conference of the College Music Society. Salt Lake City, Utah. “The Cliff’s Edge (a song cycle)” by Margaret Garwood (November 15-17, 2007).

Regional Conferences

  • College Music Society (Great Plains Meeting).  Lecture-recital:“Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Songs)” by Claude Debussy. (March 27, 2010)
  • College Music Society (Great Plains Meeting). Emporia, Kansas. Lecture-recital:  “Solo Songs of Gioacchino Rossini”.  (March 12, 2005)


  • Feature article: "The Solo Songs of Gioacchino Rossini" in Journal of Singing (March/April 2010)
  • Book Reviews for the Choral Journal of David Hunter of Understanding French Verse – A Guide For Singers by David Hunter, and The Singing Book  by Meribeth Bunch and Cynthia Vaughn  pp. 75-76. (September 2005)

Soprano Soloist

  • Carmina Burana by Carl Orff with the Saint Joseph Symphony, Saint Joseph, Missouri (2007)
  • Requiem by John Rutter with the Grace Chorale, Omaha, Nebraska (2006)
  • Mass in Time of War by J. Haydn with the Omaha Chamber Symphony, Omaha, Nebraska (2004)
  • Dona Nobis Pacem by R. Vaughan Williams with the Omaha Chamber Symphony (2004) and the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto (1993)
  • Ghosts of Versailles (Florestine), J. Corigliano,Indiana  Jacob’s School of Music Opera Theater (1997)
  • L'Italiana in Algeri (Elvira), G. Rossini  and The Crucible (Ann Putnam) by R. Ward, Tri Cities Opera Company (1995, 1996)
  • Matthew Passion by J. S. Bach with the Bach Elgar Choir & Orchestra, performances in Toronto, Hamilton and Brampton (1992)
  • C-Mass by W. A. Mozart with Symphony Hamilton (1991)
  • Salve Regina in A major by Schubert, and A questo seno… Or che il cielo and Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio by Mozart at the Mozart and Schubert Festival, Calgary, Alberta (1991)
  • Messiah by G. F. Handel with the Peterborough Symphony and Chorus (1990) and the International Symphony and Choir (1990)
  • Elijah by F. Mendelssohn with the Listowel Concert Singers and Orchestra, Listowel, Ontario (1990)
  • Requiem by G. Fauré with the International Symphony and Choir (1990) 

Other Professional Experiences

  • "Franz Schubert and His Poets". Director, Collaborative Lieder Program. Northwest Missouri State University. (February 13, 2013)
  • Organist, Hope Lutheran Church, 2006 - present