Shanan Estreicher is a composer, songwriter, and educator living in New York City. He studied music at the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College, and The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.
He has composed chamber music, art songs, and music for the stage and film. As a songwriter he released 5 CDs as a solo artist and with the alt-country group The Brown Trousers. His musical Once 'Round the Circle is currently in development and was recently workshopped in New York City as part of the Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series.
One of Shanan’s greatest joys is sharing his passion for music with children. For eleven years he has taught music at a public school in Queens, NY. The documentary Rise Up and Sing—The Movie chronicles his work with the PS 127 Chorus.
As a founding board member of The Chamber Orchestra of New York, Shanan has helped lead this ensemble to international success. He co-produced their recordings of Respighi, The Birds and Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending on the Naxos label.