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Ms. Bethany Castaneda

Ms. Holly Shogbesan

Holly Shogbesan began her flute studies at age 11 in her hometown St. Louis, Missouri and continued in her undergrad at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. While at Union, she was an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity.

After receiving a BM in Music Education, Holly moved to Oakland, California where she began teaching music throughout the SF Bay Area for such organizations as the Oakland Youth Chorus, San Francisco Arts Education Project, and various schools in the Diocese of Oakland.

Currently, she is a musician and dancer with the Odoya Women’s Chorus, Silvertones Flute Choir, and To Ai: We Are One People, a folkloric arts production fusing themes of social justice with the Candomble and other Afro-Brazilian traditions.