Shannon Greene Robb
Founder and Executive Director
The Founder and Executive Director of ArranmoreArts and CEO of Arranmore Events, Shannon has more than 30 years of experience as a performer and instructor. She is a classically trained pianist, having graduated from the Chicago Academy of the Arts. Shannon’s music education continued with a full piano scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston. Tendonitis forced her playing into a hiatus and she returned to Chicago, where she earned a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from DePaul University, followed by a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College.
Shannon has collaborated with artists throughout Chicago to create work that defies the traditional constraints and labels of “art” and is currently a member of the folk n’ rock band, Birdie Wing, which was the #2 band in the folk category on ReverbNation for the Chicago market.
Her work has been featured in multi-media installations and performances at Chicago area venues including Woman Made Gallery, Glass Curtain Gallery, Links Hall and Ruth Page Center for Dance. She was the first alumna to be named Chair of the Music Department at The Chicago Academy for the Arts and has worked as Musical Director for various theatre companies and schools throughout Chicagoland since 1990.
Since returning to the Chicagoland area, Shannon has parlayed her skills as a networker and connector to conceive and bring to life the arts non-profit, ArranmoreArts, which is dedicated to inspiring and nurturing the creative spirit in children and adults through unique and experiential programming and performances. Arranmore Events was founded to manage events at Arranmore Farm & Polo Club, owned by her family.
Today, Arranmore Events manages a variety of events at Arranmore Farm & Polo Club, including ArranmoreArts’ signature event, Cabernet Cabaret “CabCab,” weddings, corporate events, polo games and other charitable events.
Artistic Director, Lara Filip is a 20-year veteran musical actress of the Chicago-area stage, as well as a classically trained vocalist. Her theater credits extend throughout the Chicagoland area including, most recently, her role as Narrator in highly lauded production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Paramount Theatre. After attending The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Filip joined several touring companies, performing across the United States. Her passion for performing is equally matched by a commitment to arts education for all ages, especially children. Filip is the founder, primary playwrite and artistic director for Bookworm Adventures, a touring children’s theatre.