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Parker, Shon

Jazz Singers
Phone
(651) 962-5850
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5850
Mail
University of St. Thomas
Department of Music, BEC 5
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Shon Parker is a diverse vocalist, arranger and educator with a variety of experience in styles including pop, rock, opera, classical, and jazz. Shon earned his M.M. from Western Michigan University in Performance and his B.A. in Music from Washington State University with a minor in jazz studies. Shon has studied with educators including Steve Zegree, Diana Spradling, Sheila Converse and John Weiss.

Shon’s experiences at Western Michigan University, as a member of the internationally renowned vocal jazz group Gold Company, included highlight performances at the IAJE conference in New York City, the Issac Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the International Inventors Hall of Fame Ceremony in Akron, Ohio. As a member of Gold Company Shon also shared the stage with artists including Jennifer Barnes, Greg Jaspers, Fred Hersch, Darmon Meader, Roger Treece and Janis Siegel. Shon served as assistant director to GC’s sister group, Gold Company II and directed the GCII Sextet.

On top of teaching in the classroom Shon was a member of the Idaho-Washington Chorale, including performance of the bass solo performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor and has served as section leader in multiple church choirs. Shon is musical director for multiple contemporary musical projects in the Twin Cities. Both locally and abroad, he serves as a festival adjudicator, master class presenter, and is the Director of the local McNally Smith College of Music Vocal Jazz Festival. Recently, Shon has been performing with the Shon Parker Quintet, the Weedies, has performed with multiple Vocal Jazz groups in the area and has been on stage in lead role characters in contemporary musicals.

Shon is a member of the Minnesota Music Educators Association and the American Choral Director’s Association.

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSN 183 - 01 Jazz Singers M - W - - - - 1530 - 1700 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1530 - 1700

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

40188 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shon D. Parker

Study and performance of vocal jazz in various styles. Group is limited in size, thus allowing each member to develop independence in singing and microphone technique. Membership by audition.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSN 183 - 02 Jazz Singers M - W - - - - 1530 - 1700 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1530 - 1700

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

43590 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shon D. Parker

Study and performance of vocal jazz in various styles. Group is limited in size, thus allowing each member to develop independence in singing and microphone technique. Membership by audition.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 133 - 09 Elective: Voice 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43464 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

.5 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shon D. Parker

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 133 - 10 Elective: Voice 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43465 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shon D. Parker

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 133 - 19 Elective: Voice 30' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43635 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

.5 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shon D. Parker

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 133 - 20 Elective: Voice 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43636 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shon D. Parker

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MUSP 233 - 07 Applied BA: Voice 50' - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43836 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shon D. Parker

Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. https://stthomas.edu/music/lessons/

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSN 183 - 01 Jazz Singers M - W - - - - 1530 - 1700 BEC LL30A

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1530 - 1700

Location:

BEC LL30A

Course Registration Number:

20166 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Shon D. Parker

Study and performance of vocal jazz in various styles. Group is limited in size, thus allowing each member to develop independence in singing and microphone technique. Membership by audition.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)