Dr. Shana Mashego

 

Dr. Shana Mashego, Soprano holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice and Ethnomusicology from the University of Arizona, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Arts in Music degrees in Voice from Texas Southern University, Houston TX. Dr. Mashego’s love for Jesus Christ, global Christian worshipping communities and music has woven into a career based upon planning worship and music for United Methodist Church communities where the worshipping bodies represent several ethnicities as well as service with the Worship Planning Team for the Texas Annual United Methodist Conference.  Dr. Mashego thoroughly enjoys teaching in the college classroom and offering concerts of worship on sacred stages. Shana's research interests include the study of music practices of Afro-European church denominations and music programming for global and non-conventional church congregations. Dr. Mashego’s research publications include articles on the music of the African American Church published in the Encyclopedia of African American Music by Greenwood Press and her most recent publication titled “Formality meets Hip Hop: The Influence of the Hip Hop Generation on the Music Liturgy of Euro-African Church Denominations” included in the book, The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture: Toward Bridging the Generational Divide, ed. Emmett G. Price III and published by Scarecrow Press in January 2012. Dr. Mashego served as a member of the music faculty at Texas Southern University, Houston TX where she taught voice, art song literature and general music courses. Dr. Mashego currently service with the Community Education Faculty of the Lone Star College System. Shana has performed extensively in the United States and abroad and has become known as an expert interpreter of sacred song. Shana is wife to George and mother to Miles 18, Kamogelo 17 and Nyakallo 5

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