Courtenay Shipley joins Snowday as our new full time member, singing both alto and soprano! Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Courtenay Shipley is no stranger to the stage. Growing up she participated in a number of theater and choral groups, the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra, CMU River City Youth Brass Band, and appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony in their Side-by-Side program. She received a Bachelors of Music in Trumpet Performance from Vanderbilt University, where she directed Variations, the only co-ed a cappella choir at Vandy at that time.
Courtenay worked as a live and studio musician in Nashville, TN where she was performed with a number of groups including JonesWorld, The Establishment, Evan McHugh and his Tiny Orchestra, Mitch Ballard and the Western Swing Machine, Secret Gossip, The Exotics, The Bridge Music Team, Guilty Pleasures, and many others. She can be also spotted on a number of recordings singing background vocals and playing the trumpet for country artists, singer/songwriters, and jazz/big band groups.
Courtenay has been making special appearances with Snowday since the spring of 2014, and has also appeared as a long term sub for Euphonism since 2013.