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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.