Photo by Alice Wack Stout: http://www.alicey.com/

Photo by Alice Wack Stout: http://www.alicey.com/


A lifelong musician with a degree in voice, Shannon Marie O’Neill found sound design and composition somewhat by accident. It turns out, however, that accidents can lead to new and thrilling journeys. Through music composition and the creation of sound effects, atmospheres, and textures, Shannon has learned how music and sound can shape stories.

A collaborator by nature, Shannon has worked not only with directors and designers, but also with actors, choreographers, and fight choreographers to create sound scores that build upon the visual aesthetic of the production.

Favorite projects include collaborating with fight choreographer Paul Dennhardt to create live sound effects within the fights in the Illinois Shakespeare Festival production of The Comedy of Errors and working with the ArtsCenter of Carrboro’s (NC) cast of children and adults to create original music for A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

Shannon currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she is an Assistant Professor of Sound Design at Louisiana State University.

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