Dr. Carol Shansky
Dr. Carol Shansky has been heard in recital in Boston, Pittsburgh, San Jose, New York City and in other venues on both the west and east coasts. Her European debut was at the European International Festival in Geneva, Switzerland as a prizewinner of the Concerts Atlantique Competition. A particular interest in chamber music has brought her to concert halls at the British Arts Center of Yale University, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Tanglewood’s Little Theatre, and the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. In addition, Dr. Shansky has performed by invitation at the conventions of the National Flute Association, College Music Society and others.
Carol Shansky has been a prizewinner in the Pearl Amster Concerto Competition, the JCC of Metro NJ Young Artist’s Competition, and Artists International. A chamber musician and orchestral flutist, Carol Shansky plays with Bergen Chamber Artists and is principal flute of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Carol has been interviewed by and performed live on New York Public Radio and North Jersey Public Radio. Comments from reviewers are “smooth, legato flute tones…performed with skill and understanding” (Rockland Journal-News), “…produces a lovely tone with a large palette of colors and timbres, her breath control allows her to spin out endless phrases without losing pitch or quality” (Edith Eisler, New York Concert Review).
As a music historian, Dr. Shansky has published on topics of community music and music history of the Gilded Age in journals such as the Journal of Musicological Research, RIME (online) and the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. Her scholarly book, “The Hebrew Orphan Asylum Band of New York City: Community Culture and Opportunity” is published by Cambridge Scholar Publishing and her textbook, “Musical Tapestries: A Thematic Approach to Music Appreciation” is published by Kendall-Hunt.
Dr. Shansky received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Boston University and her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College.