Shana Oshiro

Literary, Multidisciplinary, Multidisciplinary Art, Music / Sound, Performance, Poetry, Prose

About the Artist

Shana Oshiro, is an alumna of Morgan State University with a BFA in Vocal Performance and a former Miss Maryland. She has appeared with Opera Philadelphia in productions of Porgy and Bess and Margaret Garner and made several appearances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as a featured ensemble member. She performs with multiple music organizations in the DC Metropolitan area- -including Handel Choir of Baltimore, CAAPA Chorale, and IN Series Opera. Her performance mastery expands across a range of musical styles-- including barbershop, musical theatre and opera-- and the essence of this musical joy is consolidated into programs of art song with various themes and narrative explorations. Shana is also a board-certified music therapist with a Masters in Music Therapy from Shenandoah Conservatory. She has continued her performance career by combining her interest in community music therapy to address racism in the United States with her barbershop quartet, HALO, and their collective community music therapy initiative with their program Race and #RealTalk — a program in which people are guided through the listening and singing experience of Barbershop music to help engage with one another in difficult conversations about our country’s complex issues with race relations.

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