Neshawn received her bachelor of music from the University of Memphis with a concentration in choral music. She obtained her masters in music education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she worked with and was mentored by distinguished composer, Roland Carter.
Neshawn worked as music department coordinator and choral director at Chattanooga State Community College for five years. During her tenure at Chattanooga State, in addition to teaching various music classes, she conducted the Concert Choir, Concert Chorale, Gospel Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble.
In 2001, she transitioned to the public school system and became the vocal music director for Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts, where she is still teaching.
A versatile performer, Neshawn is a singer of such genres as jazz, blues, classical, gospel and rhythm & blues. She is a frequent soloist in area churches. Neshawn has graced the stages of Riverbend, Nightfall, Levitt Amp Series and many other local festivities. In 2012 she traveled to Hamm, Germany where she performed a concert of jazz and blues to a sold out audience. Neshawn has also performed with the Chattanooga symphony on several occasions. You can find recordings of Neshawn on YouTube as well as digital media platforms.
As a choral director Neshawn conducts six vocal ensembles. Her groups have consistently scored superior ratings at local, regional and state festivals as well as festivals abroad. Neshawn has experience conducting major works with chorus and orchestra. She served as assistant director for the Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African American Songs for 10 years. Neshawn has also served as music director for several shows at the Chattanooga Theater Center.
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Performing with the Sound Advice band at Miller Plaza
”Dirty No Gooders Blues” at Rise Chattanooga
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