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Dr. Shannon Clardy

Dr. Shannon Clardy, oboe

BM in Oboe Performance - Southern Methodist University
BS in Physics - Southern Methodist University
Ph.D. in Applied Physics - University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Shannon Clardy, Adjunct Professor of Oboe, performs as principal oboist with the Little Rock Wind Symphony and has performed with the Pine Bluff Symphony. While residing in Texas, she performed with the Arlington, Sherman, and Allen Symphonies. Her primary teachers include Eric Barr and James Hobbs. Dr. Clardy has performed under many notable conductors, including Frederick Fennell, Andrew Litton, Eduardo Mata, Keri-Lynn Wilson, H. Robert Reynolds, Gary Garner, Richard Giangiulio.

In addition to her musical activities, Dr. Clardy is an active researcher in astronomy. Her primary research interest is the observation of the optical properties of X-ray binary systems. She is involved in a NASA IDEAS grant to introduce astronomy activities to middle school and high school classrooms, allowing students access to a fully-automated research-grade telescope.


 “The undergraduate education in music that I received from Henderson has changed my life by opening doors for me both educationally and professionally. It prepared me for success by giving me the tools necessary to be a successful music educator. My BME achieved at Henderson afforded me opportunities for success in graduate and post graduate studies as well as professional advancement in addition to allowing my family and me the employment and thus financial security that is so precarious today without such educational opportunities. I am grateful to Henderson State University.”

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Kevin TaylorBachelor of Music - Education (Instrumental), 1982
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