Texas Tech University

David Shea

Professor of Clarinet

Email: david.shea@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-8511

Office: School of Music, Room 231

Clarinet Studio Website: www.texastechclarinetstudio.com


David Shea

David Shea serves as Professor of Clarinet at Texas Tech University and faculty at Rocky Ridge Summer Music in Estes Park, CO.  He also serves as Principal Clarinetist for the Lubbock Symphony and Abilene Philharmonic Orchestras, as well the McCall, Idaho Summer Music Festival Orchestra.

Shea has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, France, Belgium, Germany, Brazil and Chile.  As a member of Trio Montecino, he has toured throughout Europe, South America and the United States, and has recorded two critically acclaimed CDs with the group.  Shea has performed chamber music concerts at various international venues that include the Vale Venito Music Festival in Brazil, El Sistema Chamber Music Festival in Caracas, Venezuela and US Embassy in Santiago Chile.  He has also performed at the International Clarinet Association Clarinetfest conferences in Chicago, Columbus, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Kansas City, Austin and Lawrence (KS), as well as the OU Clarinet Symposium and Klarinetstage, Belgium.

As a teacher, Shea has been invited to do master classes throughout the United States, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela, and has been invited three times to teach as a sabbatical replacement at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  He frequently presents clinics at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, as well as other clarinet events throughout the state.   He is a member of the Texas Tech Teaching Academy and a recipient of the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. 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 Ronald Phillips.

David Shea is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist.  He performs on Buffet Tosca clarinets, a Brad Behn Epic mouthpiece, Vandoren V12 reeds and a Bonade Gold Plated ligature.