Shawn Earle is a clarinetist, chamber musician, and music educator. He has performed throughout North America and Europe with various orchestras and chamber ensembles, as well as delivering solo recitals. Shawn’s repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary and he is dedicated to the creation and performance of Canadian music. Recently, he has completed a music residency at The Banff Centre for the Arts where he performed Canadian clarinet music. Shawn is also passionate about music education and has taught numerous clinics and master classes, as well as maintaining his own studio. Shawn will begin his Doctor of Musical Arts in September at the University of British Columbia. Shawn received a Master of Music degree from the University of Victoria in 2007, where he studied under Patricia Kostek. He also holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Acadia University in Nova Scotia. Shawn has received several honours for his playing including a Canada Council Grant, Nova Scotia Talent Trust Award, and many academic accolades. Currently Shawn lives and works in Vancouver.

The UVA Clarinet Ensemble, that I direct, will be performing November 4th at 8pm at the Bridge Progressive Arts Space. This concert will be shared with the UVA New Music Ensemble. The Clarinet Ensemble will perform works by Khachaturian and a world premier by the Clarinet Ensmble’s resident composer, Cameron Church’s Criticaster Discourse. Ensemble members include Keerthi Radhakrishnan, Samantha Townsend, Jacob Cunningham, Ben Phillips, Sarah Zhou, Zachary Thomas, Esther Xu, Austin Cheng, and composer Cameron Church.

Free admission
For more details click here http://music.virginia.edu/night-new-music-bridge

I will be performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto K. 622 with the Charlottesville Symphony September 23rd and 24th 2017. I’m thrilled to be performing this wonderful and important work!

My first encounter with this piece was at age 8 when I performed the second movement in the Halifax Kiwanis Music Festival. I’m really excited, many years later, to still have a relationship with this piece and to be able to play it with orchestra.

Click here for more information about tickets etc. 

The composer/performer collaborative workshop that I teach at UVA will be featured on WTJU91.1fm radio Wednesday May 3rd at 8pm EST.

This class explores composer/performer collaboration though the composition and performance of undergraduate student pieces. The show will feature works and performance by Calder Hannan, Catherine Monnes, Jack Patton-Smith, and Sarah Labriny. Tune in at 91.1fm in Charlottesville or wtju.net

 

I’m really excited to perform the Mozart Requiem with the Virginia Consort March, 5 2017 at 3:30pm in Old a Cabell Hall. 

I love love love this piece so much. Did I mention I love this piece. Sadly I won’t be playing basset horn but the clarinet part is still lovely. If you don’t know the Mozart Requiem (shame on you 😉) you can listen below. 

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be performing a concert of contemporary Canadian clarinet works as part of the UVA Chamber Music Series. With the generous support of the UVA Faculty of Arts and Sciences, I will be joined by my colleague with whom I have collaborated with numerous times, pianist Rory Cowal. The concert will be held February, 26 2017 at 3:30 in Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of UVA. This will be an exciting program of diverse Canadian music. For more details and tickets click here 

Stay tuned for even more exciting details related to this concert. 😀

This January I will be performing the Mozart Kegelstatt Trio with Ayn Balija and Peter D’Elia. Also on the same program I will be performing Milton Barnes’ Anerca II: The Raven and the Children with Ibby Roberts. The concert is January 28th at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. More details available here

I will coordinating the wind program for the Orchestra North Summer Program in Smithers, British Columbia this August. This will be an exciting two weeks of music making. The first week will be a the wind academy program which will feature a wind chamber music tour of Kitimat, Prince George, and Terrace. The second week will be a community program. I will be performing on the wind academy tour and in the faculty wind quintet. Click here for more information about Orchestra North.

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