Shannon Canchola is a versatile flute performer who has performed with many professional ensembles including the Redlands Symphony, the California Philharmonic, Kaleidoscope orchestra, the Los Angeles Sinfonietta, the Beverly Hills Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bellflower Symphony and is currently principal flute of Center Stage Opera Company. With these groups she has had many notable performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Redlands Bowl, the Avalon Theater for the L.A. Music Awards, the California Theater, the Madrid Theatre, the Dolby Kodak Theatre, Zipper Hall, the National Association of Music Merchants in Anaheim, the Ambassador Auditorium, Balley's Event Center in Las Vegas and many other venues in California. She has also recorded and performed with many iconic musicians including Grammy Nominated Michel Weir, multiple award-winning pianist David Osborne, Iranian popstar Artist Arefkia, violinist Bijan Mortazavi, Hengameh, Omid Soltani, and youtube sensation Iranian pop-star Mansour Bahat Beraghsam, cellist Tina Guo and violinist Taylor Davis. Shannon has many commercial music credits for both recording and performing including being a member of World of War Craft Composer Jason Hayes’ Video Game tribute band Critical Hit. She has also recorded for many films and television shows including award-winning short film Amusia and has also worked performing directly with Nintendo Company for their 50th anniversary of Super Mario as a hired musician. She has had numerous solo and small ensemble performances at Cal State San Bernardino, Fullerton City College, Pasadena City College, Cypress College, Classics at the Merc. in Temecula, Laguna Beach Live! concert series and the Wrightwood Classical Concert Series. More recently, her professional chamber ensemble ACE Trio has won the 2018 Beverly Hills National Auditions competing with 132 other musicians.
Shannon obtained her M.M. in flute performance at Cal State Northridge studying with Heather Clark where she has won the Cal State Northridge Concerto competition and performed with the symphony in December of 2016. She also obtained her B.A. at University of Redlands in flute performance studying with Sara Andon. In addition to performing Shannon also teaches privately, holds weekly flute master classes with numerous high schools, guest clinics for many professional youth orchestras and is an official adjudicator for Music Teachers Association of California Certificate of Merit program and for the San Diego Flute Guild Festival.