Shawn Seguin is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa, where he completed his doctoral studies under the tutelage of Benjamin Coelho. He is a recipient of the School of Music’s prestigious and highly competitive award: the Iowa Performance Fellowship. While attending the University of Iowa, Mr. Seguin served as the Teaching Assistant for the bassoon studio and was the winner of the University’s Concerto Competition. His teachers include Benjamin Coelho, Jeffrey Lyman, and Carl Rath.
Mr. Seguin is the bassoonist and Director of Education and Programming of the Wild Prairie Winds. A non-profit organization, the mission of Wild Prairie Winds is to promote the performance and education of chamber music through adventurous programming at diverse venues. Passionate about nature conservation, Wild Prairie Winds works closely with environmental protection organizations to support prairie restoration and wildlife protection in the Midwest. To learn more about the WIld Prairie Winds, please visit their website.
An active orchestral musician, Mr. Seguin has served as Acting Principal Bassoon with the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale (Midland, TX). He frequently performs with Des Moines Symphony, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, and WCF Symphony. While in Texas, Mr. Seguin performed with groups such as the Dallas Winds, Allen Philharmonic, and the West Texas Winds. As a soloist, Mr. Seguin regularly performs solo and chamber recitals at the International Double Reed Society’s annual conferences. An in-demand clinician, Mr. Seguin has presented masterclasses and clinics across the nation. Along with teaching nationwide, Mr. Seguin maintains his private studio.
Bachelor of Music (BM) - University of Oklahoma
Master of Music (MM) - University of Michigan
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - University of Iowa