Dr. Shannon Jeffreys
Director of Choral Activities
About Dr. Jeffreys
Dr. Shannon Jeffreys is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the Georgia Southern University Gretsch School of Music in Statesboro, Georgia. Her focus is the Southern Chorale, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education curriculums, along with directing Southern Gentry barbershop ensemble. Dr. Jeffreys maintains an active schedule as a presenter, adjudicator, lecturer, and guest conductor from secondary to collegiate institutions throughout the United States. She serves as an international choral adjudicator with Meeting Music and on the faculty of Harmony University with the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Choirs under Jeffreys’ direction have been featured on multiple state, national, and international conventions, most recently performing at the National Collegiate Choral Organization’s National Conference. Internationally, Southern Chorale has won prizes and received acclaim at prestigious competitions in Austria, Hungary, the United States and Germany, including the famous International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf, Germany. In 2019, Dr. Jeffreys received the Conductor’s Award from the Ave Verum International Choral Competition in Baden, Austria.
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.
Last updated: 12/14/2023