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Regional Chapters Self Nominations 2024
Apr 09

Your NameShannon Lowe
Pronouns (optional):She/her/hers
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Home/Work Address5114 NW 64TH LN Gainesville, FL, 32653
Regional ChapterSoutheast
  • Vice President
I have been a member of IDRS:11-19 years
My interests are with the following instrument(s):
  • Bassoon
Statement of Interest

Greetings! I would welcome consideration as a Regional Chapter board member. Being a long time member of IDRS, I have felt that the International conference and events associated with our organization were not always accessible to members across the United States; and not only members, but potential members, particularly students and double reed amateurs/semi-pro players. Hearing about the success of the Horn Society's regional factions, I believe our own society would greatly benefit from starting up regional chapters. I would love to be a part of this new initiative and help make double reed events, education, networking, opportunities, and belonging more accessible all in the Southeast region. This is a chance to grow our society at large and welcome in others. Nonetheless, I truly enjoy organizing events, creating educational opportunities, and bringing double reed players together and feel that my experiences from being in academia would be of benefit to our regional chapter.

Brief Biography

Lauded by the American Record Guide as a bassoonist who "...shines her warm instrument in quite a different light” and “phrases her long lyrical lines so that they not only sing but breathe with the gorgeous tone of a high baritone…,” Dr. Shannon Lowe is a prominent bassoon pedagogue and performer. Currently, she serves as Associate Professor of Bassoon at the University of Florida and is principal bassoon with the Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra. She also serves as acting principal bassoon of Sinfonia Gulf Coast and the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. Before her arrival at UF, she served as the Associate Professor of Bassoon at Valdosta State University. She received her BM in Music Education as well as her MM in Music Performance from the University of Florida and her DMA in Bassoon Performance from SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Lowe is a proud Fox Bassoon Artist. She recently released the recording "A Musical Bouquet: Old, New and Borrowed Works for Bassoon and Strings" through MSR Classics.