About Shayne Jones
Get to know Shayne Jones
Shayne Jones is a musician, teacher, and performer originally from upstate NY. He holds a
Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Buffalo State University, where he received the
Dean's Award for Excellence in Music. Prior to that, he studied music and theater at
Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia, completing a minor in piano performance.
After graduating, Shayne taught for Buffalo Public Schools, where he directed vocal
ensembles and musicals, and taught general music, music theory, voice, and piano in grades
5-12. During his time as the tenor section leader of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, they
(with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra) won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Choral
Performance. With various choirs, he has sung in venues such as the Met Cloisters in New
York City, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Shayne began studying violin and viola at age seven, and has played with several string
chamber ensembles and orchestras. He is also a trained actor and dancer with an extensive
background in music theater, and has performed lead and supporting roles throughout the
eastern US, in addition to his experience as a music director, choreographer, and pit
musician. He enjoys composing and encouraging composition in his teaching.
Having recently relocated to Texas, I'm very excited to teach at Music & Arts, and I look
forward to working with you to create the music you want to make!