Veronica Shanchuk was a member of St. Paul’s Cathedral Girls’ choir from 1991 to 1996, and held the position of head chorister from 1995-1996. Throughout those years she was a student at City Honors School.
Veronica continued her education at SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in music education. She then attended D’Youville College where she earned her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
Veronica has begun her eleventh year of teaching general and vocal music for the Buffalo Public Schools. As part of a grant the Buffalo Public Schools has in conjunction with Buffalo State College, she mentors new music teachers in the district. Conducting is a passion of Veronica’s and for the last two summers she has had the pleasure of co-directing the choral portion of the Buffalo Public Schools Summer Music Camp.
While singing in the Girls’ Choir, Veronica went on two choir tours to England and Scotland, and also served as chaperon on a trip to England. Veronica states that she always felt closer to her fellow choristers after such intense tours. She sang her first solo at the age of twelve in Westminster Abbey. There were many other things that she experienced while on these tours besides the singing; she especially holds a spot in her heart for the city of Durham, and hopes to return there someday.