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Lori Shaffer, soprano, is an instructor of voice at Southeast. Ms. Shaffer holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and music education from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree from Fort Hays State University in Kansas. She has also done post-graduate work at the University of Iowa and Mannes College of Music in New York.
She has appeared in concert in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, New Jersey and New York. While living in the New York area, Shaffer performed with the Light Opera of Manhattan, 92nd St. Y, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, the Choral Symphony Society of New York and as a soloist and section leader for many area churches and synagogues. Her oratorio roles include Handel’s Messiah, the Haydn Creation and the Lord Nelson Mass, and Requiem settings by Fauré, Dubois and Rutter. She appears frequently as soprano soloist with the Southeast Missouri State University Choral Union and Symphony, including the world premier of David Fanshaw¹s orchestrated Dona Nobis Pacem, an Anthem for Peace.
Ms. Shaffer has been teaching at Southeast for 20 years and also serves on the voice faculty with the Southeast Music Academy.