Recently appointed Musician-in-Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University, clarinettist Peter Shackleton currently holds the principal clarinet chair with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of Music in Common , the Aeolian Winds, and the internationally acclaimed ensemble Tafelmusik, with whom he has performed and recorded on historical clarinet in Canada, Japan and throughout Europe. He has served as principal clarinettist of Orchestra London Canada, and has performed with Les Violons du Roy ( including a performance of the Mozart Requiem at Lincoln Center, New York, in the days following the 9/11 tragedy), as well as with the Milwaukee Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Stratford Festival Orchestras. Peter is also a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario, and has held teaching positions at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh) and Lakehead University (Thunder Bay).
In 1993, he was awarded First Prize at the 27th CBC Radio Competition and has since performed as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, CBC Radio Orchestra (Vancouver), the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and Tafelmusik. Peter received his Honours Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University and a certificate in Chamber Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. His principal teachers include Robert Marcellus, Russell Dagon, Clark Brody and Donald Montanaro.