SHANNON SCOTT (principal clarinet) has been principal clarinet of the Eastern Festival Orchestra since 1991. Scott is Associate Professor of Clarinet, Music History, and clarinetist for Solstice Wind Quintet at Washington State University School of Music in Pullman, Washington. Scott is principal clarinet of the Walla Walla Symphony, and, as part of the Scott/Garrison Duo (flute and clarinet), performs and commissions new music for the ensemble. The duo has four CDs on Albany Records, Barn Dances, Perennials, Chimera and Rough Wind/Smooth Wind.
Scott can also be heard on two CDs of wind quintet music devoted to composers of the Pacific Rim, Ironhorses and Feng, with the Pan Pacific Ensemble. Previous activities include associate principal clarinet of the Orchestra of the Opera of Lyon (France), second clarinet for the Grant Park Symphony (Chicago), and the Marlboro Music Festival, where she participated in national and international Music from Marlboro tours and recorded the Schubert Octet for the Marlboro Recording Society.
She holds degrees from Juilliard, École Normale de Musique de Paris, Conservatoire Regional Marcel Dupré, Yale University, and Northwestern University, studying with Robert Marcellus, Keith Wilson, and Stanley Drucker.