Dr. Shannon Jeffreys is Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA and host of the Music for All Affiliate Choir Festival, the Southern Invitational. Her focus is the Southern Chorale, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education curriculums, along with leading Southern Gentlemen and Southern Sirens. 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. In November, Southern Chorale will perform at the National Collegiate Choral Organization’s National Conference in Baton Rouge.
Dr. Jeffreys maintains an active schedule as a presenter, adjudicator, lecturer, and guest conductor from secondary to collegiate institutions throughout the country. She serves on the Artistic Committee for Music for All National Choral Festival and recently published in ACDA’s ChorTeach. In 2015, she launched the first Southern Invitational High School Choral Competition that is now the first regional choral festival affiliate for Music for All. Before coming to Georgia Southern, Jeffreys served as Director of Vocal Studies at Erskine College and Theological Seminary. She holds degrees in music performance and conducting from Birmingham Southern College, the University of Mississippi, and the University of South Carolina.