J.D. Shaw, Carolina Band staff arranger, is associate professor of horn at USC and was formerly the French hornist with the internationally acclaimed Boston Brass where he was creative director, music arranger and co-owner of the ensemble. Shaw is an active solo artist and travels extensively throughout the U.S. and countries in North America, Europe and Asia. He has been a featured performer on National Public Radio's Performance Today and the CBS Morning Show. Shaw received his masters of music degree from the Eastman School where he was awarded the Performer's Certificate under the tutelage of horn pedagogue Verne Reynolds. Hailing from Hutchinson, Kansas, he earned his Bachelors of Music at Wichita State University studying with Nicholas E. Smith. Prior to his position at USC, professor Shaw has held teaching posts at Boston College, University of New Mexico and University of Miami. As an active performer and prolific arranger, he has recorded over 15 albums encompassing diverse musical styles from the classical, jazz, and Latin genres. As a prolific arranger, he writes music for orchestras, bands and chamber ensembles. His arrangements are featured with several publishers and can be heard on many recording labels and performance stages across the world. Currently, he is the music arranger for the world champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps.