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Pamela Shannon

Pamela Shannon

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Office

233 Fine Arts

Phone

660.562.1793

Joined Northwest in 2002


Professor


Education

  • D.M. Vocal Performance and Music Literature, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, 2002
  • M.M. Vocal Performance, State University of New York, 1996
  • Opera Apprenticeship, Tri-Cities Opera Company, 1994-1996
  • B.M. Vocal Performance, University of Toronto

Courses Taught

  • 19-155 Applied Voice
  • 19-355 Applied Voice
  • 19-250 Vocal Methods: Vocal Pedagogy and Lyric Diction
  • 19-201 Music Appreciation
  • 19-551 Principles of Singing

Scholarly Activity

National Conferences
  • 48th Annual Symposium Care of the Professional Voice, Poster Presentation: Down and Out or In and Up: The Controversy over Breath Support. Philadelphia, PA (2019, May 31-June 2)
  • 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. (2010, September 23-26)
  • Fiftieth Anniversary National Conference of the College Music Society. Salt Lake City, Utah. "The Cliff’s Edge (a song cycle)" by Margaret Garwood (2007, November 15-17).

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)

Publications

  • Shannon, Pamela. (Jan/Feb 2020) "Interview with Tomothy Noble" Journal of Singing Vol. 76 #3: pages 349-353.
  • Shannon, Pamela. (May/June 2015) "Interview with Paul Kiesgen" Journal of Singing Vol. 71 #5: pages 641-644.
  • Feature article: "The Solo Songs of Gioacchino Rossini" in Journal of Singing (March/April 2010)
  • Book Reviews: Understanding French Verse – A Guide For Singers by David Hunter and The Singing Book by Meribeth Bunch and Cynthia Vaughn for the Choral Journal 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)
  • Ghosts of Versailles (Florestine) by R. Ward, Jacobs School of Music Opera Theater (1997)
  • L'Italiana in Algeri (Elvira) by G. Rossini with the Tri-Cities Opera Company (1995)
  • The Crucible (Ann Putnam) by R. Ward with the Tri-Cities Opera Company (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)
  • Dona Nobis Pacem by R. Vaughan Williams with the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto (1993)

Other Professional Experiences

  • Director:
    • "Franz Schubert and the Poets". Multimedia performance featuring singers, poetry readers, visuals, set, lighting, and narration. Northwest Missouri State University. (2013)
    • "Robert Schumann and the Poets". Multimedia performance featuring singers, poetry readers, visuals, set, lighting, and narration. Northwest Missouri State University. (2015)
  • Organist, Hope Lutheran Church, 2006-2021