Shannon Farro joined the Long Bay Symphony team in the summer of 2016 as an intern and was brought on shortly after as the Director of Marketing and Concert Support. She assumed the role of Executive Director in June 2018.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Marywood University and a Master’s degree in Art Leadership and Cultural Management from Colorado State University. In July 2018, she was one of 35 orchestra professionals chosen to participate in the League of American Orchestra’s prestigious Essentials of Orchestra Management seminar in Los Angeles, CA.
This 10-day immersive seminar focused on leadership, artistic vision and execution, civic engagement and organizational stability. It was this seminar that drove Shannon’s passion for community engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion in the orchestra field.
In addition to her work with LBS, Shannon also participates in other non-profit organizations to support the arts. She served on the Board of Directors of Create! Conway as their Vice President and recently joined the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Arts Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the arts through advocacy and public awareness throughout the state.
Shannon also enjoys singing with the Carolina Master Chorale when her schedule allows.