A native of Southern California, Shanon Garcia is a violinist of both classical and alternative styles. She has acquired a BM in Violin Performance from CSUN and dabbled in studio music, playing for film scores such as Removal (2010). An active member of the community, Shanon has played in the orchestra for numerous musical theater productions at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, Moorpark College, and California State University Northridge. Having fallen in love with orchestral music after listening to Mozart in
5th grade, she has played in the Moorpark Symphony, the Topanga Symphony, the CSUN Symphony, the Los Angeles Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New West Youth Symphony. As a “fiddle-player,” Shanon grew up learning old-time fiddle tunes right along with classical repertoire, and has won bluegrass and old-time fiddle competitions around the state. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s of Music in Violin Performance at California State University Northridge and holds teaching positions at The City School Waldorf Initiative of Los Angeles, Giannelli Square, and Music School To Go.