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David Shea serves as Professor of Clarinet at Texas Tech University. He also serves as Principal Clarinetist for the Lubbock Symphony and Abilene Philharmonic Orchestras, and also serves on the summer music faculty at Rocky Ridge Summer Music in Estes Park, CO. Shea has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, France, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Venezuela and Chile. As a member of Trio Montecino, he has toured extensively and recorded two critically acclaimed CDs, Trio Montecino and Nuevo Sonido: Latin- American Trios. These recordings are available on the Eroica Classical Recordings label. Recently the Trio was invited to perform and coach chamber music at the world renown Il Sisteme Youth Orchestra Program in Caracas, Venezuela. Shea has performed on a number of conferences for the International Clarinet Association in Chicago, Columbus, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Kansas City and Austin, as well as the OU Clarinet Symposium, Klarinetstage, Belgium and most recently at the Music Festival of the Federal University of Santa Maria Brazil. In addition to his solo and chamber music performances, Shea has played with the Indianapolis Symphony, Fort Wayne Symphony, Columbus Philharmonic, Champaign-Urbana Symphony and the Sinfonia de Camera. He has also been involved in numerous CD recording projects for Eroica Classical Recordings, Crystal, Naxos, Delos, Opus One, Indiana University Recordings and Hal Leonard Productions where he worked with such artists as Eugene Rousseau and the Indiana Clarinet Trio.
As a teacher, Shea has been invited to do master classes throughout the United States, South America and Europe. He has been invited on three different occasions to teach as a sabbatical replacement at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He has earned the Texas Tech President’s Excellence in Teaching Award and is a member of the Teaching Academy. Shea was a Creative and Performing Arts Fellow at the University of Illinois, an Indiana University Academic Fellow.
Shea has earned degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory (BM), Oberlin College (BA-Mathematics), the University of Illinois (MM) and Indiana University (DM). His teachers have been Howard Klug, Lawrence McDonald, Eli Eban, James Campbell and the late Ronald Phillips.
David Shea is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist.