London Silas Shavers
“I’m delighted and honored to be selected as a member the elite Silverstein Pro Artist Team! As an active performing artist, music educator and clinician, I appreciate that the Silverstein Artist Relations works to support and promote our shared vision of success and the Product Design Team listens carefully and collaborates directly with their diverse group of brilliant endorsing artists. They utilize this input along with the cutting-edge technology to spearhead the creation and refinement of innovative products to meet the demands of the discerning 21st century musician.”
– London Silas Shavers
London-Silas Shavers is a Fine Arts Professor at Northwest Mississippi Community College and an Endorsing Artist/Clinician for Backun Musical Services, Ltd., P. Mauriat Saxophones, and D’Addario Woodwinds Products. In addition to his teaching, festival adjudication, and ensemble conducting throughout the Greater Memphis area, Shavers performs throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician, and is an active clarinet and saxophone clinician, recitalist, and composer. Shavers has been the featured soloist with the Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band, Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra, Dyersburg State College Symphony Orchestra, University of Memphis Symphonic Band, Rhodes College Orchestra, Northwest Mississippi Community College Symphonic Winds, and various youth symphonies and elite high school orchestral and wind ensemble festival programs across the country.
As an ardent proponent of music by living composers, Shavers has participated in multiple consortiums to commission new works and has also premiered works by North American composers David Maslanka, Bill Douglas, and Gary Schocker. Shavers holds degrees from Valparaiso University (B.M.Ed), Western Michigan University, (M.Mus), and has completed additional graduate studies at the University of Memphis. His principal clarinet teachers include Karen Woodworth, Denise Chigas-Kirkland, Bradley Wong, and James Gholson.
Shavers performs exclusively on custom clarinets, bells, and barrels made by master designer Morrie Backun, P. Mauriat Model 86 Soprano Saxophones, the Backun/London Silas Shavers Artist clarinet mouthpiece, and D’Addario Reserve Classic Clarinet reeds, Reserve Saxophone reed, and Silverstein Works ligatures.