SHAWN MOUSER joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Associate Principal Bassoonist in 2003. Prior to joining the Philharmonic, he served as Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for ten years. A native of Louisiana, Mouser received a Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University. He then continued his studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he was awarded a Master of Music and a Graduate Diploma – both with Distinction in Performance. In addition to his Philharmonic duties, Mouser serves on the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music.