Dr. Nan Shannon has been teaching Piano and Piano Ensemble at Regis University since 2001. Solo performances include faculty recitals at Regis and other institutions, and concertos with orchestras in Colorado and Washington, D.C. As a member of the Colorado Chamber Players, Front Range Chamber Players, Parabola Trio, Playground Ensemble, and Denver Eclectic Concerts, she has given numerous concerts in a variety of settings in the Denver area. A proponent of new music, she spent five seasons as a member of the Contemporary Music Forum in Washington, D.C., giving premieres of works by composers from around the world.

Dr. Shannon holds a DMA degree in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Ann Schein, and an MM in Accompanying from the University of Southern California as a student of Jean Barr and Brooks Smith. Previous teaching positions include Piano and Chamber Music faculty at Bucknell University and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and Coach/Accompanist at Occidental College and the Baltimore School for the Arts. She has also coached chamber groups through the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and has served as an adjudicator for competitions held by MTNA and CSMTA, the Young Musicians Foundation, and the Jefferson and Fort Collins Symphonies.