Shawn Maxwell formed his style early on while growing up in the rich musical history of the Joliet, Illinois school music
programs. From the time a clarinet and saxophone first touched his lips, Maxwell knew that music was his calling. With
conviction and abilities that belied his age, it was equally clear to others that Shawn Maxwell was destined to be a musician.
He quickly became a celebrated performer in the Joliet Central High School band program where his prowess as a soloist was
on regular display. Shawn further refined his art in a post-secondary setting, absorbing all that his instructors could teach –
earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Millikin University in 1999