Dr. Shannon Jeffreys
Director of Choral Activities
About Dr. Jeffreys
Dr. Shannon Jeffreys is Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Her focus is the Southern Chorale, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education curriculums, along with mentoring Southern Gentlemen and Southern Sirens barbershop ensembles. She has led these choirs in three international choral competitions where the choirs won significant awards. In 2016, Southern Chorale won the grand prize in the Laurea Mundi Budapest in both the spiritual and mixed choir categories. Choirs under her direction have also been featured at multiple state conferences and most recently performing on the national conference of the National Association for Music Education and the National Collegiate Choral Organization’s National Conference.
Dr. Jeffreys maintains an active schedule as a presenter, adjudicator, lecturer and guest conductor from secondary to collegiate institutions throughout the United States and serves on competition juries in Europe. She serves on the Artistic Committee for Music for All National Choral Festival and recently published in ACDA’s ChorTeach. This summer, Dr. Jeffreys served on the adjudicating panel for the Laurea Mundi Budapest and joined the faculty of Harmony University with the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Before coming to Georgia Southern, Jeffreys served as Director of Vocal Studies at Erskine College and Theological Seminary and Director of Vocal Music at Andrew College. She holds degrees in music performance and conducting from Birmingham Southern College, the University of Mississippi, and the University of South Carolina.
Last updated: 11/12/2020