DepartmentConservatory of Music
Biola AffiliationsFaculty
Office LocationCrowell Hall, Office 108


  • D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • M.M., Eastman School of Music
  • B.S., John Brown University


Shawna Stewart is the director of choral studies at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. where she conducts the Biola University Chorale and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. As associate professor, she also teaches courses in conducting and choral methods. With graduate degrees from the Eastman School of Music (M.M. Conducting) and the University of Southern California (D.M.A. Choral Music), Stewart has served on the faculty at John Brown University and North Dakota State College of Science. She has also served as choir director at Gates Presbyterian Church, Granada Heights Friends Church and Whittier Area Community Church. Presently, with an additional interest in early childhood music education, she is the owner of and teacher at Children’s Music Academy in Whittier, Calif.

Stewart frequently serves as an adjudicator and guest clinician for festivals, workshops and honor choirs throughout California. She is a member of ACDA, NAFME, NATS and SCVA.


  • Member, NAfME (National Association for Music Education)
  • Member, SCVA (Southern California Vocal Association)
  • Member, ACDA (American Choral Director's Association)
  • College and University Representative for the California American Choral Director's Association state board
  • Chair of the CA ACDA Choral Workshop Series
  • Former Recording Secretary for the CA ACDA state board
  • Former president of the Pacific Southwest Intercollegiate Choral Association
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