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Musicfest Northwest an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington

Reed Adjudicator

Richard Shanley

RICHARD SHANLEY is Professor Emeritus of Clarinet and former Coordinator of Woodwinds at the Baylor University School of Music.  He was a founding member of the Baylor Woodwind Quintet and Chamber Players, which performed and held classes in the USA, Mexico, Central America and Europe and premiered several major works. He has performed or lectured multiple times at The International Clarinet Society Convention, The Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, The International Double Reed Society, The National Flute Association and The Sixth World Saxophone Congress. In addition he has soloed and presented classes in Belgium, Venezuela and China.  He has also been a member the Cascade Festival of Music Orchestra.  He and his flutist wife, Helen Ann can be heard on Centaur, Crest, Kaiser, ACAM-Costa Rica and Equilibrium recordings. His early woodwind work includes study with Ronald Philips, Dr. Wendal Jones, Himie Voxman, Dr. William Gower and Dr. Ray Tross.  Upon graduation from New Mexico State University, he became a junior high and high school band director and served as principal clarinetist for the El Paso Symphony.  He earned his MM and DMA at North Texas State University with Dr. Lee Gibson.  His other woodwind study includes oboe with Dr. Richard Henderson, bassoon with Rule Beasley and saxophone with Dr. Fred Hemke.  Upon receiving his doctorate he continued his clarinet study with Robert Marcellus and Larry Combs.  At that time, he was utility and then principal clarinetist of the Ft. Worth Symphony and principal clarinet in the Waco Symphony. Shanley’s award winning students hold positions at colleges throughout the United States.  They have performed with symphony orchestras in North, Central and South America, Mexico and Europe in addition to winning awards at competitions in Italy, Germany, France, China and the U.S.  In 1993 he was chosen as the Outstanding Tenured Teacher at Baylor University and was recently honored as a “Texas Legend” at the Texas Clarinet Colloquium.  In 2016 he and his wife received recognition from the Retired Faculty for their “Scholarship, Devotion and Service to Baylor University”.
Musicfest Northwest an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington

Reed Adjudicator

Richard Shanley

RICHARD SHANLEY is Professor Emeritus of Clarinet and former Coordinator of Woodwinds at the Baylor University School of Music.  He was a founding member of the Baylor Woodwind Quintet and Chamber Players, which performed and held classes in the USA, Mexico, Central America and Europe and premiered several major works. He has performed or lectured multiple times at The International Clarinet Society Convention, The Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, The International Double Reed Society, The National Flute Association and The Sixth World Saxophone Congress. In addition he has soloed and presented classes in Belgium, Venezuela and China.  He has also been a member the Cascade Festival of Music Orchestra.  He and his flutist wife, Helen Ann can be heard on Centaur, Crest, Kaiser, ACAM-Costa Rica and Equilibrium recordings. His early woodwind work includes study with Ronald Philips, Dr. Wendal Jones, Himie Voxman, Dr. William Gower and Dr. Ray Tross.  Upon graduation from New Mexico State University, he became a junior high and high school band director and served as principal clarinetist for the El Paso Symphony.  He earned his MM and DMA at North Texas State University with Dr. Lee Gibson.  His other woodwind study includes oboe with Dr. Richard Henderson, bassoon with Rule Beasley and saxophone with Dr. Fred Hemke.  Upon receiving his doctorate he continued his clarinet study with Robert Marcellus and Larry Combs.  At that time, he was utility and then principal clarinetist of the Ft. Worth Symphony and principal clarinet in the Waco Symphony. Shanley’s award winning students hold positions at colleges throughout the United States.  They have performed with symphony orchestras in North, Central and South America, Mexico and Europe in addition to winning awards at competitions in Italy, Germany, France, China and the U.S.  In 1993 he was chosen as the Outstanding Tenured Teacher at Baylor University and was recently honored as a “Texas Legend” at the Texas Clarinet Colloquium.  In 2016 he and his wife received recognition from the Retired Faculty for their “Scholarship, Devotion and Service to Baylor University”.