Born: March 26 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
There is a noticeable shift in the room when Shea begins to sing. Whether it is her rich voice, her compelling presence or her obvious devotion to the music, it is crystal clear that you are in for something special. Shea's love of jazz was born many years ago, while listening to her father's albums - Chris Conner, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and many others. She also became deeply enamored of the Motown sound - particularly the harmony groups. While in school, Shea studied music, and sang in an a capella septet, as well as appearing in musicals, such as Guys and Dolls and Godspell...
Awards:2007 West Coast Songwriters Award - Honorable Mention - Jazz Category
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Shea helps students to find their optimal sound via placement and experimental sound production. By applying the optimal sound to any song, riff, or solo - a singer can then begin to realize her own particular identity. Shea has studied with Jane Peterson of the Boston Metropolitan Opera, G.G. Prosper in Los Angeles, and Raz Kennedy (Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra) in San Francisco. She currently works with students in the Sonoma County area in California.