James T Shields
James Shields, an active chamber and orchestral musician, is currently the principal clarinet of the Canadian Opera Company. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School (B.M. 2006, Clarinet Performance), where he studied with Ricardo Morales, the principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Wind Symphony, and Chatter~A Chamber Ensemble, and has performed as principal clarinet with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, the Astoria Music Festival (Astoria, OR), and the Interlochen Arts Festival's World Youth Symphony Orchestra. James is co-artistic director of Albuquerque's Chatter Sunday and Chatter Cabaret. In the summer of 2010 he received his masters degree in Composition from the University of New Mexico.