Khandeya Sheppard

Manager of Community Partnerships,
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

Co-founder, Black Berklee Network

Khandeya Sheppard is a steelpan musician, educator, and arts administrator with a wide range of solo and ensemble performance experiences in the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. She is a member of the Pan Masters Steel Orchestra, a music director and leader of NEXUS Band, and Dynamic Steel Project. Sheppard is the first female steelpan principal to graduate from Berklee College of Music, earning a B.M. in Music Business/Management with a minor in Africana Studies: Music & Society. She co-founded the Black Berklee Network, and is a founding member of the HBCU Jazz Education Initiative. Sheppard has been a featured speaker and panelist at events pertaining to music, creative youth development, and community engagement through the arts.