Associate DIRECTOR of Instrumental Music
Director of Jazz
Barb Shinaver is a trombonist native to the Fresno area. She is now the Director of Jazz Bands at the Buchanan Educational Center in Clovis, CA and the Festival Director for the San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival (sjvjazz.org). Barb was previously the Jazz Director at Bullard High School and an elementary music teacher in Fresno Unified. She holds a B.A. in Music Education from Fresno State and an M.M. in Trombone Performance from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. She is passionate about jazz education and is involved with the California Alliance for Jazz and the California Band Director’s Association to serve the California All-State Music Educator’s Conference to promote jazz statewide. Barb is excited to continue pursuing her career in both classical and jazz performance while maintaining an active teaching schedule.