Georgeann DuBell Shockley
Georgeann DuBell-Shockley, originally from New Jersey, earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Houghton College in Houghton, New York, and did graduate studies in Violin Pedagogy and Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. Her teachers include Eldon Basney, Stephen Clapp, Fredell Lack, Max Rabinovitzj.
She has been a member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra for 37 years and a member of the Austin Opera Orchestra since its beginning.
Georgeann is the Assistant Orchestra Director at McCallum High School Fine Arts Academy, wherein 2015, the music programs at McCallum won the National Signature High School Grammy Award. Her orchestras at McCallum have always earned superior ratings at UIL contests, and in June of 2015, they performed at Carnegie Hall. She has taught in the Austin ISD for 26 years.
Georgeann is also the inventor of the Fedget®. The Fedget® is a tool for teaching the bow hold to beginning violin, viola, cello, and bass students. It can also be used to reconfigure a student’s hand to the correct bow hold.
Georgeann is the wife of Clark Shockley, RN, and has two daughters and two step-daughters and 13 grand-children.