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October 28, 2016
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Faculty of Music announces two new musician-in-residence appointments

Peter Shackleton, clarinet, and Barton Woomert, trumpet.

Jul 12/11

The Faculty of Music is pleased to announce two new musician-in-residence appointments: Peter Shackleton, clarinet, and Barton Woomert, trumpet.

In 1993, Mr. Shackleton was awarded First Prize at the 27th CBC Radio Competition. He has performed as a soloist with various including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra. Currently, he holds the principal clarinet chair with the Thunder Bay Symphony, is a member of the Aeolian Winds and Music in Common, and performs with Tafelmusik on historical clarinet.

Mr. Woomert has been the Associate Principal Trumpet with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 1982. Barton has also served as principal trumpet with the Hamilton (Ontario) Philharmonic and the National Orchestra of Venezuela. A native of Pennsylvania, he received his music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University. Upon graduation from high school, he entered the United States Marine Band, the “President’s Own”, in Washington, D.C., and performed as soloist for four years in the White House. In addition to performing in the Toronto Symphony, Barton maintains a busy private trumpet studio and performs as an associate member of the True North Brass.

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