Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Shannon Scott

SHANNON SCOTT (principal clarinet) has been on faculty at Eastern Music Festival since 1991. As part of the Scott/Garrison Duo (flute and clarinet), Scott is a third-place winner of the American Prize in Chamber Music Professional Division. The duo has four CDs on Albany Records: Barn Dances, Perennials, Chimera and Rough Wind/Smooth Wind, which include many works commissioned by the ensemble.

In 2022 Scott and the Pan Pacific Ensemble won first place in the American Prize in Chamber Music Professional Division. The Pan Pacific Ensemble has three CDs of wind quintet music devoted to composers of the Pacific Rim: Ironhorses, Feng, and Ambiguous Traces.

Previous activities include principal clarinet of the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, associate principal clarinet of the Orchestra of the Opera of Lyon (France), and the Marlboro Music Festival, joining national and international Music from Marlboro tours and recording the Schubert Octet for the Marlboro Recording Society.

Scott 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. She currently is Associate Professor of Clarinet, Music History, and clarinetist for Solstice Wind Quintet at Washington State University School of Music in Pullman, Washington, and principal clarinet of the Walla Walla (Washington) Symphony.