Dr. Carol Shansky is on the faculty of Bergen Community College where she teaches Applied Flute and Chamber Music and previously was the Applied Flute faculty at New Jersey City University. She maintains a private studio in Tenafly, NJ and teaches at several music studios. Her students have won statewide competitions and have gone on to major conservatories. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music, where she studied under Leone Buyse, then of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, from Boston University and her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College. She has performed in masterclasses with Paula Robison, Samuel Baron, Geoffrey Gilbert and Torkil Bye.
Carol Shansky has been heard in recital in Boston, Pittsburgh, San Jose, New York City and in other venues on both the west and east coasts. Her European debut was at the European International Festival in Geneva, Switzerland as a prizewinner of the Concerts Atlantique Competition. A particular interest in chamber music has brought her to concert halls at the British Arts Center of Yale University, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Tanglewood’s Little Theatre, and the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. In addition, Dr. Shansky has performed by invitation at several conventions of the National Flute Association, and the Mid Atlantic Flute Convention. Other conference and convention performances include the International Music by Women Festival, Darkwater Festival of Women Composers, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, College Music Society National and Regional Conferences, New Jersey Flute Society, International Clarinet Association, among others, Carol Shansky has been a prizewinner in the Pearl Amster Concerto Competition, the JCC of Metro NJ Young Artist’s Competition, and Artists International.
A chamber musician and orchestral flutist, Carol Shansky plays with Synergy 78 (flutes and clarinets), Highwood Chamber Ensemble, and is principal flute of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (NJ). Carol has been interviewed and performed live on New York Public Radio and North Jersey Public Radio.
Comments from Critics/Professional Degrees:
Comments from reviewers are “smooth, legato flute tones…performed with skill and understanding” (Rockland Journal-News), “…produces a lovely tone with a large palette of colors and timbres, her breath control allows her to spin out endless phrases without losing pitch or quality” (Edith Eisler, New York Concert Review).