Lori Shaffer is adjunct voice instructor at the Southeast Department of Music and senior voice faculty with the Southeast Missouri Music Academy. The soprano has enjoyed a diverse performing background including roles with Light Opera of Manhattan, 92nd St. Y, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, the Choral Symphony Society of New York and has also appeared in concert in Missouri, Kansas, New Jersey and Iowa.
While living in the New York area, Shaffer performed extensively as a soloist and section leader for many area churches and synagogues. Her oratorio roles include such works as Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, Fauré Requiem, Seven Last Words of Christ by Dubois, and the Rutter Requiem. Shaffer appears frequently as soprano soloist with the Southeast Missouri State University Choral Union and Orchestra. Ms. Shaffer was featured as soprano soloist for the world premiere of David Fanshaw’s orchestrated Dona Nobis Pacem – an anthem for peace.
Shaffer graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor of arts degree and Music Teacher Certification. She has also done post-graduate work at the University of Iowa and Mannes College of Music in New York.
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