Shannon Scott is the assistant professor of Clarinet and Music History and clarinetist for Solstice Wind Quintet at Washington State University School of Music. In the summers Scott teaches and performs as principal clarinetist of the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina and at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Red Lodge, Montana. As part of the Scott/Garrison Duo with flutist Leonard Garrison, Scott is active in commissioning and performing new music for the ensemble. She is principal clarinet of the Walla Walla Symphony and has also performed with the Spokane and Washington-Idaho symphonies.
Before joining the WSU faculty, Dr. Scott taught clarinet and Survey of Music in Fall 2006 and performed with the Northwest Winds Woodwind Quintet at the University of Idaho. From 1988 to 2006, she served as principal clarinetist of the Tulsa Opera and the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra. While in Tulsa, Dr. Scott taught clarinet at the University of Tulsa, Northeastern State University, and Tulsa Community College.
Dr. Scott holds degrees from Juilliard, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Conservatoire Regional Marcel Dupre, Yale University, and Northwestern University. Her major clarinet teachers were Robert Marcellus, Keith Wilson, and Stanley Drucker. Before joining the Tulsa Philharmonic she was associate principal clarinet of the Orchestra of the Opera of Lyon, second clarinet for the Grant Park Symphony in Chicago, and played in the Marlboro Music Festival, where she participated in Music from Marlboro tours and recorded for the Marlboro Recording Society.