Conrad Shaw is a graduate student at New England Conservatory studying tuba under Mike Roylance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conrad is from Brentwood, TN and began playing the tuba as a freshman in high school, when he was 15. Conrad earned his undergraduate degree at Samford University where he studied with Dr. Demondrae Thurman. Outside of school, Conrad has participated in various conferences and music programs such as Eastern Music Festival, and the 2015 Army Band Tuba/Euphonium workshop, where he performed along with the Samford University Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. Conrad has also been very involved in solo playing and chamber music. In 2015, Conrad was winner of the Birmingham Music Club Guild Solo Competition in both the instrumental category, and in overall performance. In his free time, Conrad enjoys cooking, going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family.