Dr. Carol Shansky directs the Iona College Instrumental Ensemble as well as instructing classes in Music Theory, Music in World Cultures, History of Popular Music and Music Appreciation. Her research interests are community music, informal learning, and historical research. She has articles published in Research Issues in Music Education (online), Alta Musica and Flute Talk. Her textbook, Musical Tapestries: A Thematic Approach to Music Appreciation is published by Kendall-Hunt.
As a performing artist (flutist), Dr. Shansky has performed in various venues including Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) as a winner in the Artists International Competition Chamber Music prize, the Palais de l'Athenée (Geneva, Switzerland) as a winner in the Concerts Atlantique competition, the Little Theatre at Tanglewood and has been heard on WNYC-FM (New York City). Dr. Shansky is frequently heard in chamber music, orchestral concerts and shows throughout the New York City area. Dr. Shansky received her Doctor of Musical Arts (Music Education) and Master of Music (Performance) degrees from Boston University and her Bachelor of Music (Music Education) from Ithaca College.