New York mourns influential clarinetist, 79main
The family of Dr Paul Shelden have announced his death from Covid-19. His wife, Pam, remains seriously ill.
A professor emeritus at Brooklyn College and former teacher at Juilliard, Paul Shelden premiered works by Hindemith, Aitken, Etler, Starer, Erb, Brown, Zukofsky and others – mostly on the clarinet, though he also played saxophone and flute.
He was the founder of Diplomatte Music, a company that provides professional-sounding instruments at affordable prices.