Lecturer of Flute
Shanna Drescher, a native of Columbia, South Carolina, joined the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2015. Prior to this appointment she served on the faculty of the University of New Orleans as an Adjunct Flute Professor. She is a dedicated flautist and music educator and has been the elementary band director at the Runnels School in Baton Rouge since 2012. Shanna has also taught elementary general music in Oklahoma and Louisiana and was the band director at Gonzales Middle School for three years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in flute performance from the University of North Texas and a Master’s Degree in flute performance and education certification from Louisiana State University.
Mrs. Drescher has performed with numerous orchestras, wind ensembles, and chamber groups from across the country. She currently serves as the principal flute and regularly appears as a guest soloist with the Louisiana Sinfonietta as well as the flautist with the Lagniappe Wind Quintet. She has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony, Acadiana Symphony, Opera Louisiane, Natchez Opera Orchestra, American Wind Symphony, Theatre Baton Rouge, and Playmakers of Baton Rouge. Drescher has recorded with the North Texas Wind Symphony for the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series under the direction of Eugene Corporon and with the Louisiana Sinfonietta under the Centaur Recording Label. Aside from performance duties, she has previously served as the librarian for the Baton Rouge Symphony and as the Wind Studies Librarian for Mr. Corporon at UNT. She has appeared in masterclasses with renowned teachers such as Leone Buyse, Linda Chesis, Jeffery Zook, Robert Dick, Mary Ann Archer, Ervin Monroe, and Robert Stallman. Her principal teachers include Dr. Katherine Kemler, Terri Sundberg, Dr. Mary Karen Clardy, Dr. Constance Lane, and Cynthia Hopkins.