London Silas Shavers

London Silas Shavers's Biography

London Silas Shavers is a Fine Arts Professor at Northwest Mississippi Community College and a clarinet and saxophone artist and clinician for Yamaha Corporation of America, D'Addario Woodwinds and Silverstein Works ligatures. In addition to his teaching, festival adjudication and ensemble conducting throughout the Greater Memphis area, Shavers performs throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician and is an active clarinet and saxophone clinician, recitalist and composer. Shavers has been the featured soloist with the Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band, Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra, Dyersburg State College Symphony Orchestra, University of Memphis Symphonic Band, Rhodes College Orchestra, Northwest Mississippi Community College Symphonic Winds and various youth symphonies and elite high school orchestral and wind ensemble festival programs across the country.

As an ardent proponent of music by living composers, Shavers has participated in multiple consortiums to commission new works and has premiered works by North American composers David Maslanka, Bill Douglas and Gary Schocker. Shavers holds degrees from Valparaiso University (B.M.E.) and Western Michigan University (M.M.), and he has completed doctoral studies at the University of Memphis. His principal clarinet teachers include Karen Woodworth, Denise Chigas-Kirkland, Bradley Wong and James Gholson.

Shavers performs exclusively on Yamaha clarinets and saxophones, D'Addario clarinet and saxophone reeds and Silverstein Works Maestro ligatures.

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