Upon experiencing Wallace’s’ 2002 debut as Composer and Arranger, Bill Houston, Director of the then Wayne Chamber Orchestra offered Ms. Wallace an opportunity to become the first singer to complete the daunting task of arranging for both the Wayne Chamber Orchestra and The William Paterson University Jazz Ensemble combined. The commissioning debut was performed and arranged by Ms. Wallace on the Warren/Gordon classic “The More I See You.” Instrumentation included the following: Chamber Orchestra; 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 3 Clarinets, 3 Bassoons, 4 French Horns, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Harp, Timpani, 8 Violin I’s, 6 Violin II’s, 6 Viola’s, 3 Celli’s, 3 Double Bass’s, Jazz Band, 5 Jazz Saxophone’s, 4 Jazz Trumpet’s, 4 Jazz Trombones, Piano, Contrabass, and Drums.


Shunda also assisted legendary Jazz Composer and Arranger Frank Foster on his latest book entitled “Creative Orchestration”. Conducting


Ms. Wallace has studied Orchestral Conducting privately with Diane Wittry, Music Director of the Allentown Symphony in Pennsylvania, Music Director of the Norwalk Symphony in Connecticut and Music Director and Conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic in NJ; Ms. Wallace also studied Conducting with Wesley Broadnax and Dr. Tiffany Engle at Michigan State University.

Ms. Wallace has subsequently conducted countless ensembles ranging from small chamber ensemble, to jazz big band and everything in between in addition (Wind Symphony and Concert Band)


Ensembles Conducted by Ms. Wallace also include: Michigan State: Conductor, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble (big band) Michigan State: Guest Professor: Voice, Composition and Arranging, Small Jazz Combo