Shaquille Southwell


Bachelor of Music – The Juilliard School

Shaquille Southwell, clarinetist, joins the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra coming from Atlanta, GA. He began playing clarinet at the age of fourteen after some foundational music education on the saxophone in middle school. While in high school, he was a student of Alcides Rodriguez through the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program.

Shaquille graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Music degree, as a student of Anthony McGill. Additional studies were with Jon Manasse, Charles Neidich, Marci Gurnow, and Katherine White. He spent two summers in Sapporo, Japan as a member of the Pacific Music Festival Academy and has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Ballet, and the New World Symphony.

In addition to performing, Shaquille is passionate about teaching. His students have ventured into reputable music programs across the United States. When not playing or teaching, he enjoys baking, hot yoga, and the company of family and friends.

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