Heather Shannon

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Heather Shannon is a musician, lecturer at Tafe NSW and Masters student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. After graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor in Piano Performance, Heather became best known for her work as one quarter of internationally renowned independent rock band, The Jezabels. She spent most the past decade writing and recording award-winning albums and performing in venues such as the Sydney Opera House, The O2 Arena (London) Webster Hall (New York) and at festivals such as Glastonbury (UK).

Heather’s other composition experiences include writing the score for two independent Australian Films ‘Book Week’ and ‘Broke’ with fellow bandmate and collaborator Samuel Lockwood and composing orchestral music for the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Heather is currently undertaking a research Masters at the Sydney Conservatorium, focusing on the Australian Gothic. She also teaches Improvisation, Songwriting and Music Theory at TAFE NSW.