Shawn Purcell is a well respected educator and clinician. Shawn is the professor of Jazz Guitar and also teaches Jazz Arranging at George Mason University.

As a performer and clinician, Shawn has been a guest artist at:

Boise State University
Brigham Young University

Capital University 
Chantilly High School
Duquesne University
Fairfax County Guitar Assessment
Illinois Weslyan University
Millikin University
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University

He has served as faculty at music camps nationwide including:

Illinois Summer Youth Music (University of Illinois)
National Guitar Workshop (Nashville, Chicago, Austin, Virginia, Maryland)
National Jazz Workshop (George Mason University, Shenandoah Conservatory)
Maryland Summer Jazz
Music 1st Jazz Camp (Dallas)
W.O. Smith Music Camp (Nashville)

Shawn is also a highly regarded composer and arranger. His big band compositions and arrangements have been performed by some of the top jazz ensembles in the country, including:

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American Festival Pops Orchestra 
Chicago Jazz Ensemble

Dave Dickey Big Band

Eastern Washington University

George Mason University 

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra 

Naval Academy Big Band "Next Wave"
University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band
University of Massachusetts at Amherst Chapel Jazz Ensemble

US Army Blues

US Navy Band Commodores

US Air Force Airmen of Note
Texas Tech University

Valley Christian High School, San Jose, CA
Virginia Tech
Youngstown State University

Dr. Purcell is available for guest artist appearances, master classes, clinics and private instruction.

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