Bio : Artists
Shannon Scott : Clarinet
Shannon Scott has been principal clarinet of the Eastern Festival Orchestra since 1991. She is the instructor of clarinet and history of music and clarinetist for Solstice Woodwind Quintet at Washington State University School of Music in Pullman, Washington. Since moving to the Northwest, she has performed with the Spokane, Walla Walla, and Washington-Idaho Symphonies. As part of the Scott-Garrison Duo (flute and clarinet) with husband Leonard Garrison, Scott performs and is active in commissioning new music for the ensemble. The duo has released two CDs, Barn Dances and Perennials, on Albany Records. From 1988 to 2006, Scott was principal clarinetist of the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Opera Orchestra and the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, and taught clarinet at the University of Tulsa. She holds degrees from Juilliard, École Normale de Musique de Paris, Conservatoire Regional Marcel Dupré, Yale University, and Northwestern University, studying with eminent clarinet teachers 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 for two seasons, was second clarinet for the Grant Park Symphony in Chicago in 1988, and played in the Marlboro Music Festival, where she participated in national and international Music from Marlboro tours and recorded for the Marlboro Recording Society.