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2023 Adjudicator

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Sean Perrin

Sean Perrin

Sean Perrin is an internationally-recognized podcaster and musician. As host of the Clarineat Podcast ( he has interviewed nearly 200 acclaimed clarinetists including Martin Fröst, Stanley Drucker, Evan Zyporin, Corrado Giuffredi, Doreen Ketchens, and many others. He is also the host of the Radiohead-themed OK Podcast (, where he has interviewed Clive Deamer (drummer for Radiohead, Portishead, Robert Plant, and others), Christopher O’Riley (pianist), Steve Hackman (arranger and conductor), Steve Hamilton (saxophone for Radiohead, Oasis, etc.) and more.


As a clarinetist and percussionist, Sean has performed and/or recorded with The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony, and Bow Valley Chorus; sports teams such as The Calgary Flames and The Calgary Stampeders; and pop acts such as Diana Krall, Keith Urban, Shania Twain, and Brett Kissel. He is a past member of the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble, Calgary Stampede Showband, Stetson Showband, and Round Up Band and released his AFA-funded solo recording project “Dreamsongs” in 2016.


As a music educator Sean has worked with The Banff Centre, the Department of National Defense, The Calgary Board of Education, The Calgary Catholic School District, the Vic Lewis Music Festival, and many other schools and private students over the years. He is currently on faculty at Mount Royal University, where he regularly teaches workshops for junior and senior high school students.


In addition to the podcasting, performing, and teaching, Sean also works full time as the Online Sales and Marketing Manger for Backun Musical Services and Laskey Mouthpieces, and is a father of two. He obtained his Bachelor of Music Degree from The University of Calgary in 2009.

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