Dr. Shannon Lowe serves as the Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Aural Skills at the University of Florida. Before her arrival at UF, was the Associate Professor of Bassoon in the Department of Music at Valdosta State University. Currently, Dr. Lowe is the principal bassoonist of the Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra. She has played in preeminent orchestras of the southeast such as the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and Macon Symphony. For six seasons, she was principal bassoonist of the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra and for eight seasons served as principal bassoonist in the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, 2014 recipient of the American Prize for Best Community Orchestra.
She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance from SUNY Stony Brook, where she studied with Dr. Frank Morelli. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree with a Performer's Certificate as well as her Master of Music in Bassoon Performance degree from the University of Florida, under Dr. Arnold Irchai and Dr. Kim Woolly. She is a proud Fox Artist. She recently released the recording A Musical Bouquet: Old, New and Borrowed Works for Bassoon and Strings through MSR Classics.
Get to know Dr. Lowe a little better here.
On a side note, she is one of the few bassoonists, if not only one, to have performed the exposition of Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto for the captain (over speakerphone), crew, and passengers at over 30,000 feet on a late night Southwestern Airlines flight from NY to Florida.