Exceptional Design Expertise
PAUL SHELDEN: Coordinator of Production and Design, Band Instruments, Suzuki Musical Instrument Company.

Dr. Paul Shelden is an internationally renowned clarinetist and woodwind artist, and highly respected conductor and music educator. His BS and MS degrees are from Juilliard and the DMA from Univ. of Maryland. As a performer, Dr. Shelden was cited by Backstage Magazine as "a strong stage personality." He has performed under such luminary conductors as Leonard Bernstein, James Levine, and Robert Shaw and was woodwind player in numerous shows on Broadway and in recording studios. He has performed with world famous entertainers such as Bob Hope, Tony Bennett and Rosemary Clooney, among others.

Dr. Shelden is professor emeritus of music at Brooklyn College where he was award winning director of bands. He was also Asst. Director of the Conservatory of Music and Asst. Dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the college. Dr. Shelden has appeared frequently as a host/narrator of music programs for children.

While at Brooklyn College, Professor Shelden was co-director of a musical instrument technology laboratory where major analysis was done on synthetic materials for woodwind instruments.