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Shannon Hiebert, Pianist/Vocal Coach "beautiful playing that goes far beyond mere accompaniment" Neil Harris, Winnipeg Free Press Shannon Hiebert has established herself as one of Canada's most respected artists. Known for her versatility as a pianist, she has worked profesionaly in concert and opera, symphonic and chamber music, ballet, modern dance and broadway. A native of Winnipeg, Shannon began her studies at the University of Manitoba. She went on to study at the Banff Centre for Finte Arts with Martin Isepp and pursued graduate studies in accompanying and chamber music at the University of Michigan in the studio of renowned pianist and teacher, Martin Katz. In addition to her two principal teachers, Shannon has also studied with John Wusstman and Rudolf Janzen. Much in demand as a collaborative artist, she has been heard in recital and broadcast across Canada and the United States as well as Taiwan and Japan. Shannon has performed as a soloist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Her broadway credits include, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon,Mamma Mia and Spamalot. This past year Shannon played keyboard and made her singing and dancing debut in the Toronto cast of Dodger International's smash hit, Jersey Boys. Shannon has worked as a pianist vocal coach with opera companies across Canada as well as the University of Toronto, University of Manitoba and the University of Alberta. Calgary Emerging Artist Program and Opera Nuova. She is currently on faculty at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music. Shannon's students has gone on to study at Universities and programs around the world, including Opera Merola, Chicago Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Calgary Emerging Artist Program, Vancouver Opera, Opera Atelier, The Britten-Pears School, Banff Centre for Fine Arts, Tanglewood, The Schubert Institute and Netherlands Opera Theatre. Her discography includes "Rhymes and Reveries", with soprano, Tracy Dahl, "Prairie Voices" with the Winnipeg Singers and "Starry Night", in benefit of Winnipeg Harvest. Shannon currently resides in her beloved home city of Edmonton where she maintains a busy coaching and performing schedule.