Don Shabkie is a pianist, composer, and teacher who performs frequently in upstate South Carolina. He has served as soloist with the Carolina Youth Symphony and the Greenville Civic Band, and his original works have been performed throughout the southeast. In the past, he has completed four commissioned ballets. As a member of the South Carolina Arts Commission Approved Artist Roster, Don has served as artist-in-residence at numerous schools in South Carolina. His teaching links math, music, and culture, and stresses the value of music as a part of any core curriculum. As a part of the dance program at the Governor's School, Don plays for modern and ballet classes and has performed on several of the Dance Department concerts. He previously served as dance musician for the dance department at Columbia College.