Dr. Shawn Seguin currently serves as the Instructor of Bassoon at Western Illinois University. An active orchestral musician, Dr. Seguin has served as Acting Principal Bassoon with the West Texas Symphony and Chorale (Midland, TX). He frequently performs with Des Moines Symphony, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, and WCF Symphony.
As a recitalist, Dr. Seguin regularly performs solo and chamber recitals at the International Double Reed Society’s annual conferences and presents lectures, masterclasses, and clinics across the nation. Dr. Seguin has toured across the state of Iowa with the wind quintet the Wild Prairie Winds and has developed programs to create musical opportunities for young aspiring performers. He can be heard on the recently released CD “As the Fireflies Watched” featuring new works by Jim Stephenson.
Dr. Seguin is an active arranger and his arrangements have been published through TrevCo Music and KOR Publishing and are available for purchase. His recent critical edition of Jean Coulthard’s Lyric Sonatina for Bassoon and Piano will soon be made publicly available through Mayfair Music Publishing.
A graduate of the University of Iowa, he received the School of Music’s prestigious and highly competitive award: the Iowa Performance Fellowship. During his studies at the University of Michigan, Dr. Seguin was the recipient of the Hugh and Nan Cooper Scholarship. Dr. Seguin holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, the University of Michigan, and the University of Iowa. His teachers include Benjamin Coelho, Jeffrey Lyman, and Carl Rath.