John Shaw is the Principal Percussionist with the Florida Orchestra, a position he has held since 1996. He had previously served as a section percussionist with the Florida Orchestra since 1992.
A native of Milton, Florida, Shaw earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University, where he studied with Gary Werdesheim, and a Master of Music degree from Temple University as a student of Alan Abel. He received additional training at the Aspen Music Festival and Grand Tetons Orchestral Seminar.
In addition to his duties with the Florida Orchestra, Shaw is the head of the percussion studio at St. Petersburg College, where he teaches lessons, percussion ensemble, and steel drum band. In 2008, he joined the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC.
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