Celebrating 61 Years of Musical Excellence

June 25 – July 30, 2022

Shannon Scott

SHANNON SCOTT has been principal clarinet of the Eastern Festival Orchestra since 1991. She is Associate Professor of Clarinet, Music History, and clarinetist for Solstice Woodwind Quintet at Washington State University School of Music in Pullman, Washington. Scott is also principal clarinet of the Walla Walla Symphony. 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 four CDs on Albany Records, Barn Dances, Perennials, Chimera and Rough Wind/Smooth Wind. From 1988 to 2006, Scott was principal clarinet of the Tulsa Opera Orchestra and the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, and she taught clarinet at the University of Tulsa. Before joining the Tulsa Philharmonic, she was associate principal clarinet of the Orchestra of the Opera of Lyon for two seasons, 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. She holds degrees from Juilliard, École Normale de Musique de Paris, Conservatoire Regional Marcel Dupré, Yale University, and Northwestern University, studying with clarinet teachers Robert Marcellus, Keith Wilson, and Stanley Drucker.