Nancy Shapiro received a Bachelor of Arts from Simon’s Rock of Bard College as an Oboe Performance and Composition major, and a Master of Arts from Leslie University, where she majored in Expressive Therapies with a concentration in Music Therapy. She went on to earn a Doctorate in Pyschology (clinical) from Antioch’s New England Graduate School. Nancy’s oboe teachers have included John Ferrillo, Peggy Pearson and Judith Dansker, and she has participated in workshops and master classes with John de Lancie, Bert Lucarelli, Wayne Rapier and Robert Sheena.
In addition to freelancing in the Boston area, Nancy has performed with the Concord, New England Philharmonic and Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestras and the Metropolitan Wind Symphony. She is currently a member of the Newton and Thayer Symphony Orchestras and the Trade Winds Quintet. Nancy has been on the faculty at Joy of Music since 2007.