Canadian clarinetist Shawn Earle is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Virginia, Lecture in Clarinet at Washington and Lee University, and is principal clarinetist of the Charlottesville Symphony. He performs regularly as a soloist and has been a chamber musician with the Albemarle Ensemble, Cascadia Reed Quintet, Vancouver Clarinet Trio, Trio Dolce, and guest artist with the Novo Ensemble. He also has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Okanagan Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Vancouver Island Symphony, and Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra.
In December 2015, Dr. Earle completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of British Columbia examining contemporary Canadian clarinet music. Dr. Earle is dedicated to contemporary Canadian clarinet music, while also enjoying traditional repertoire. He also holds a Masters degree from the University of Victoria, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Music from Acadia University.
Dr. Earle is committed to music eduction having been a high school band director, faculty at the University of Victoria, delivering numerous masterclasses, clarinet instructor at the El Sistema inspired Saint James Music Academy, and maintaining a private studio.
Among his numerous accolades for performance and research, Dr. Earle has received grants from the British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council, and the Nova Scotia Talent Trust Award.
I had a great time performing this passed weekend (April 13 and 14 2018) at Rice University’s Moody Center with the Ecosono Ensemble. On April 13 I was part of a free improv accompanied by glacier sounds, birds, and the wind blowing across the holes shrimp dig (very cool). April 14 I performed Matthew Burtner’s Climate Change Opera Auksalaq. It’s great to be a part of socially conscious engaging art!
Balinese Shadow Play
Cherry Blossom and a Wrapped Thing: after Hokusai
I will be performing a concert of solo clarinet repertoire influenced by non-Western cultures which I have titled The Cross-Cultural Clarinet in February 2018. The concert will feature contemporary clarinet works influenced by East African Guitar, Japanese Shakuhachi, Balinese Gamelan, Pygmie Whistle Song, and more.
I have three concerts schedule:
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.
For more details click here http://music.virginia.edu/night-new-music-bridge
February 10 is my date!!!!! More information to come
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.
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I will be performer at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative September 8th at 8pm. This concert will feature electroacoustic works for clarinet and flute composed by the CCT Ph.d students at the UVA Music Department. This concert will feature Kelly Sulick on Flute and works by Chris Luna-Mega, Ben Robertson, Aaron Stepp, and Alex Christie
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I’m excited to announce that I have been accepted to an artist residency at the Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology to work on a program of contemporary clarinet works influenced by non-Western cultures. More to come on this program and performances!
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
WEMC’s Airplay graciously will be promoting my upcoming concert at UVA. They will be playing my performance of Beethoven’s clarinet trio with Trio Dolce.
Airplay can be heard on 91.7 on Sundays and Tuesdays at 7p and Thursdays at 1p, and online at http://media.wmra.org/wemcplayer.html.
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 be performing a Friday, October 7. See below for details.