Shawn Copeland, clarinet

Shawn Copeland (clarinet) is a Florida native. An avid chamber musician, Shawn is a founding member of Relevents Wind Quintet, The Bellwood Trio and Una Voce. He has presented masterclasses, recitals and premiered works throughout the United States, Mexico, Germany, Ireland and Japan. He has served as the principal clarinetist of the NOVUS Chamber Orchestra, the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra and performs with the North Carolina Symphony, the Carolina Pops, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Winston-Salem Symphony as well as many other local orchestras throughout North Carolina. He has served as second clarinetist/bass clarinetist for the Bach Festival Orchestra and is a founding member of Southern Winds. Dr. Copeland received the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds additional degrees from the University of Central Florida and Stetson University. Dr. Copeland is currently the Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at High Point University. As an accredited teacher of Alexander Technique and a specialist in the application of anatomy and physiology called Body Mapping, Shawn maintains an active teaching schedule, presenting masterclasses and lessons throughout the southern United States. He has taught at Stetson University, Coastal Carolina University, NC A&T University, Mars Hill College and University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In the summers, Dr. Copeland teachers Alexander Technique at the Eastern Music Festival and Clarinet at the Stetson University Summer Clarinet Clinic. Shawn resides in Greensboro, NC with his Jack Russell Terrier, Scribble.

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