Percussionist in the truest sense, Ms. Cannon has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Temple University. She studied with principal percussionists from the Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Philly Pops and Relache.
Since moving to Hawaii in 1989, Ms. Cannon has played with many groups in addition to the Kamuela Philharmonic, including Aloha Performing Arts Company, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and the Kona Choral Society. She gives private instruction in Percussion, and volunteers in schools around the island. Most recently she has coordinated KPO’s highly successful program of bringing ensemble music of our orchestra players to school on Hawaii Island which are underserved by music learning programs.
Ms. Cannon enjoys swimming, gardening, reading and, of course, making beautiful music. “My mission is to preserve the integrity of live music and enrich lives with the wonderful gifts music has to offer, she says.