B i o g r a p h y
Shannon Jaime (McCranor) is a horn player and educator making her living in the Greater Houston area. She grew up in Willis, TX where she studied with Sam Houston State University horn professor Dr. Peggy DeMers. Shannon continued to study with Dr. DeMers into her college years at SHSU and received her Bachelor's degree in Music Education in 2011. After two years of small-scale teaching and freelancing, Shannon moved to Kansas City to pursue a Master’s degree in Horn performance at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she studied with world-renowned horn player, Martin Hackleman. She has also studied briefly with Todd Bowermaster and participated in Masterclasses with Bill Lane, The American Horn Quartet, Bob Ward, Michelle Baker, and Nancy Gooderal.
Shannon's performance experience covers a wide range of ensembles and venues. She actively performs with the Houston Brass Band playing Eb Tenor horn, and enjoys performing musicals with local theater and church ensembles. She has performed as a soloist with the Midwest Chamber ensemble, in the sections of the Lake Charles Symphony, Symphony North of Houston and the Conroe Symphony Orchestra, and most recently, filled in as principle horn with the Brazosport Symphony.
As an educator, Shannon teaches privately and as a section instructor for several school districts, including Tomball, Klein, and Willis. Her students have ranged in age from fifth-grade to college freshmen and have received various honors through their band programs, including 1st division ratings at UIL and State Solo and Ensemble contests, and chairs in the 5A and 6A region bands and orchestras.
When not teaching or performing, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband Edgar. The pair are avid hikers and enjoy finding parks near and far to explore.