Petrie Accompanist / Lawson Teacher of Piano and Voice
MM, Converse College
BM in Piano Performance, Converse College
BM in Vocal Performance, Converse College
Shannon Longobardo is a recent graduate of Converse College, where she completed a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance under Dr. Valerie Macphail. Ms. Longobardo additionally earned Bachelor's degrees at Converse College in Vocal Performance under the direction of Rebecca Turner, and Piano Performance under the direction of Dr. Douglas Weeks. She performed with Converse Opera Theatre as the First Witch in Dido and Aeneas, Frou-Frou in The Merry Widow, Second Ghost in the premier of Troiades, Bradamante in Alcina and Hansel in Spartanburg Repertory Opera’s Hansel and Gretel. She also performed in the Converse Opera Theatre scenes program, participated in the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop and the Bassi Brugnatelli Conducting and Singing Symposium. Most recently, Ms. Longobardo performed the role of Dorthee in Spartanburg Repertory Opera’s production of Massenet’s Cendrillon. She is a member of the music fraternity Delta Omicron, as well as the honors music society Pi Kappa Lambda. In addition to being a staff accompanist at Converse College, she teaches piano and voice at the Lawson Academy and is a substitute pianist for St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.