Shannon Stevenson

String Ensemble Conductor

Year you joined the ECSYO:2013

Shannon Stevenson currently teaches music at Northeast Academy Arts Magnet. She earned her BS in Music Education (2000) and BFA in Music (2000, Magna cum Laude) from the University of Connecticut. In 2005, she earned a Master in Education from Eastern Connecticut State University. Through her strong leadership, our Strings Ensemble continues to grow in size and talent! 

Favorite composer:Beethoven

Favorite musical memory:High school music trips and playing at Carnegie Hall in college.

Favorite quote:“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

Hidden talent(s):Baking and cake decorating!

Who/What inspired you to take up your instrument:I had many fantastic music teachers that inspired me along the way. Mr. Broulliard was my first teacher who started me on the violin. He taught me from 3rd grade through high school where I then began the viola. He gave me so many opportunities to explore music, and even teach students in high school. My favorite memories in school are all around musical experiences provided by him, his wife, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Bocciarelli and Mr. Churchill.