Barb Shinaver is a trombonist native to the Fresno area. She is the jazz director at Buchanan High School and Alta Sierra Intermediate School. 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.