Shana Tucker reminds us to keep showing up and be our best selves by living with intention and purpose.

About the speaker

Shana Tucker: Cellist. Singer-Songwriter. Arts Advocate. Teaching Artist. Collaborator. Cultural Conduit. In each role, Shana is a builder-of-connections, whether she’s associating STEM concepts with backbeats or engaging a packed house through candid song-storytelling in performance. Shana’s unique genre of ChamberSoul™ weaves jazz, roots, folk, acoustic pop, and a touch of R&B into melodies that echo in your head for days. Of her work, Shana says, “I’m intrinsically drawn to acoustic instruments because of their resonance, warmth, and intimacy. ChamberSoul brings musician and audience close, and makes the music tangible, no matter how large or small the room is.”

In addition to her rigorous touring/performing, collaborating and recording schedule, Shana is a front-line advocate for arts education, bringing her workshops, residencies, informances and masterclasses to communities across the nation. Educators appreciate her passionate advocacy and willingness to build on existing curriculum and class projects. Shana is a teaching artist with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, and Durham Arts Council. Shana is also a North Carolina A+ Schools Fellow, working with educators toward curriculum-wide arts integration and increased knowledge retention.

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