Shawn Earle (MMus ’07)

Shawn Earle (MMus '07) is a clarinetist, chamber musician, and music educator. He has performed throughout North America and Europe with various orchestras and chamber ensembles, as well as delivering solo recitals. Shawn’s repertoire ranges from traditional to contemporary and he is dedicated to the creation and performance of Canadian music. He completed his Master of Music at the University of Victoria with Patricia Kostek, and is presently working a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of British Columbia. Shawn is also passionate about music education and has taught numerous clinics, master classes, and a private studio. Shawn has received several honours for his playing including a British Columbia Arts Council Grant, Canada Council Grant, Nova Scotia Talent Trust Award, and many academic accolades.

Currently Shawn lives and works in Vancouver.


"I value the connections that I made with students and the outstanding supportive faculty at UVic. I still seek advice and connect with my professors. They have been supportive of my musical growth and development well beyond my graduation and I'm grateful for their encouragement."