Kevin Shannon actively performs solo and chamber music on both modern classical guitar, and various period instruments including Lute, Baroque guitar and percussion. Kevin is a former member of the 1 East Guitar Quartet, and he is a founding and current member of the Atlantic Guitar Quartet, a chamber group dedicated to the music of living composers. In the genre of early music, Kevin has performed with the Peabody Consort, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble and the Byrd consort. He received a Masters of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute, where was the Graduate Assistant to Julian Gray, and was awarded a Peabody Career Development Grant. Recent notable performances include collaborations with the New York Baroque Dance Company, performances through the Midori and Friends Foundation, performances in the Marlow Guitar series and the Loyola College Concert Series, and performances at the Kennedy Center for the performing arts. He is currently an artist in residence with the Engineers Club at the Garret-Jacobs Mansion, performing modern chamber music. Along with his performance schedule, Kevin maintains a private teaching studio in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area.