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Music and Recording Arts at SFCC

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Bellerud, Heather; Secretary Senior

Bellerud, Heather; Secretary Senior Office: 006-0101

Phone: (509) 533-3710

Email: Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Heather joined the staff at SFCC in December 2016, shortly after moving to Spokane with her family. She's excited to be exploring the region on foot and by bicycle, and considers the landscape here to be a natural fit for her love of the outdoors. Heather is a gardener, tinkerer, and creative mess maker.

Heather started her career in archaeological site preservation and cultural-natural resource interpretation with the National Park Service in New Mexico and Arizona. Following a period teaching art and environmental education in Colorado, she moved to Seattle when she accepted a position in the education department at the Museum of History and Industry. Heather later joined the education department at the Frye Art Museum, where she managed the museum’s programming for youth audiences.

Since leaving the museum community, Heather has remained devoted to non-profit program administration; leading children's art and literacy programs, volunteering as a family bicycle advocate, and coordinating a community garden. If you see her with dirt in her hair and grease under her nails, you’ll know she was up to some sort of mess making - hopefully the creative kind.

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Browne, Emily; Music Instructor (Horn)

Browne, Emily; Music Instructor (Horn) Office: 015-0213

Phone: (509) 000-0000

Email: Emily.Browne@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Emily Browne joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2017. She is currently principal horn of the Spokane Symphony. She earned her Bachelor of Music at the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Peter Kurau, and her Master of Music at the University of Southern California under Kristy Morrell.

Emily has performed with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Sinfonietta, the Nittany Valley Symphony, and the Genesee Symphony Orchestra. She maintains a private studio, is a brass coach for the Spokane Symphony's Music Innovates program, and teaches horn at Eastern Washington University. She has recently presented master classes at Washington State University and the University of Southern California. Emily enjoyed spending summers at the Sarasota Music Festival, the Chautauqua Music Festival, and the Bay View Music Festival.

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Brownlee, Scott; Audio Engineering Instructor

Brownlee, Scott; Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 015-207

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Email: Scott.Brownlee@sfcc.spokane.edu

Digital Audio I
Scott joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2012 and currently teaches digital audio classes for the Audio Engineering program. He is also a faculty member at the Loyola Marymount University Film School in Los Angeles, California, and taught at the UCLA Film School for 26 years.

Scott worked in recording studios and composed for two Emmy Award-winning Denver television series, Feed Forward and Echoes of Silver. The recording led to designing and building recording studios, and the composing led to Los Angeles where he enrolled in the Grove School of Music Composing and Arranging Program. He has done production, post-production, and rerecording work for Marvel, Hanna-Barbera, DIC, Saban, and Disney and composed for several multimedia productions, including Coors, Apple, and Bank of America. He pioneered digital recording for animation and worked on hundreds of episodes of shows including Aladdin, Goof Troop, Muppet Babies, G.I. Joe, Transformers, which culminated in an Emmy nomination for his work on The Little Mermaid.

Scott has also toured and appeared with several bands including Rufus Krisp, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Helen Reddy, Doug Kershaw, John Prine, Steve Goodman, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Rick Nelson, and Linda Ronstadt.

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Brunt, Bonnie; Dean of Visual and Performing Arts

Brunt, Bonnie; Dean of Visual and Performing Arts Office: 015-0105

Phone: (509) 533-3339

Email: Bonnie.Brunt@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Bonnie Brunt moved to Spokane for a job at SFCC in 2004 and subsequently fell in love with both this college and the Spokane area. In the fall of 2012, after 20 years teaching Spanish, Bonnie stepped into an interim dean position to fill a vacancy. Much to her surprise, she found that she really enjoyed the job, so she applied and was offered the permanent dean position in 2013.

There are many things she loves about this college and her current role here. Her favorites are probably the opportunity to effect positive change at the college on a broader scale and to take care of the faculty, staff, and students of the programs under her supervision (Fine Arts, Music, Audio Engineering, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Digital Media Production, and Journalism). She loves that the job is complex and different every day, and she’s really proud of the work that is being done in the division.

She misses teaching Spanish and also the daily contact with the students in the classroom, but fortunately has been "adopted" by the students, faculty, and staff in the Visual & Performing Arts.

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Butler, Louise; Music Instructor (Cello)

Butler, Louise; Music Instructor (Cello) Office: 015-0105

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Email: Louise.Butler@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Louise attended Eastman School of Music and the Curtis Institute and played in the Radio and Television Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium, and the UK. She is a member of the Spokane Symphony and performs with Allegro Baroque and Beyond.

Louise is the manager of the Inland Empire Cello Ensemble and a cello instructor at Holy Names Music Center. Louise joined the Spokane Falls Community College music faculty in 2005.

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Cebert, David; Audio Engineering Instructor

Cebert, David; Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 015-0209

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Email: David.Cebert@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
David owns cue11, a local music production/licensing/publishing company, in business for the last 18 years. He has been composing and producing in the film and television industries for over 40 years, his first studio experience was at the age of 14 (9th grade) when he co-wrote his first jingle with Bill and Dawn Latronica, owners of Calico Studios, for a Valley stereo store. He got paid the equivalent of mowing 120 yards in his, then, thriving lawn mowing and snow shoveling business.

He's been hooked on the music business ever since. Currently, David writes for ABC's "Good Morning America", "The Chew", "20/20", "What Would You Do" and "ABC World News Tonight". He has provided music for the promotion of "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night" since 1998 and has scored numerous "Olympics" and "Special Event" campaigns for NBC/Universal. He also composed the main title orchestral theme for "The PBS News Hour" used from 2004 to 2015.

David is happy to return to SFCC as he initially taught recording and electronic music classes for the college in the early '90's.

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Cotter, Daniel; Music Instructor (Clarinet)

Cotter, Daniel; Music Instructor (Clarinet) Office: 015-0213

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Email: Daniel.Cotter@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
A member of the Spokane Symphony since 2005, Daniel performs as the orchestra's 2nd and Eb Clarinetist. With a bachelor of music degree in clarinet performance from Harid Conservatory and a master of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Daniel has also been invited to perform as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Harid Philharmonia, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, the Philharmonic of Veracruz, and the Jalisco Philharmonic, among others.

Also as a soloist, he has participated in concert broadcasts on various radio stations in New York, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and in Spokane on KPBX. He has been invited to play with the Cleveland Orchestra and New World Symphony clarinet sections and has performed as Principal Clarinet of the Spokane Opera, the Veracruz Philharmonic, the Florida Sunshine Pops, the Miami Ballet, the Gold Coast Opera, the Florida Symphonic Pops Orchestra, the Sarasota Music Festival Orchestra, and the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra. From 2001-2005, Daniel held the position of professor of clarinet at the Superior Institute of Music of the State of Veracruz.

Daniel has been a member of the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College since 2005 and served as the music director and conductor of the Spokane Falls Community College Orchestra from 2005-2008. Daniel is also an adjunct professor of clarinet at Eastern Washington University and has a large private studio of clarinet students known as the Spokane Clarinet Studio.

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Crabb, Jared; Audio Engineering Instructor

Crabb, Jared; Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 015-0209

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Email: Jared.Crabb@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Jared started teaching in the Audio Technology Department at SFCC in the fall of 2015. He is a graduate of SFCC's Audio Engineering program and also holds an AA in Business from SCC. He is the owner/operator of Crabwalk Studios professional audio recording facility. He records and produces bands and singer/songwriters in the Spokane area full time, and offers tracking, mixing and mastering services.

Jared was exposed to music and production at a young age; his father was a musician and Jared was only 8 years old when he started running the sound board for his father's bands. He has been in many local music projects, primarily playing bass guitar, and has studio experience going back to the mid 80's. He has played in bands that have opened for Slayer, Fear Factory and other national acts and has published two full-length albums for his own project Floodline.

In 1998 he started a home recording studio and began studying digital recording techniques, honing his skills until 2009 when he opened his own studio to work in music production full time. In 2013 he built a 1500 square-foot recording facility--Spokane's first recording studio constructed from the ground up. Crabwalk Studios has produced dozens of local bands and musicians and has built his business to be one of the premier recording studios in and around Spokane.

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Day, Jennifer; Administrative Assistant

Day, Jennifer; Administrative Assistant Office: 015-0104

Phone: (509) 533-3720

Email: Jennifer.Day@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Jennifer has been at CCS since 2012 and with the Visual and Performing Arts Division since 2015. With a background in cultural anthropology, she has long loved the arts, both as reflections of the everyday and as windows into society. She particularly enjoys classical and jazz music as well as clay, fiber, and glass. She enjoys listening to music students sing and 'jam' in the hallways and getting the chance to view the variety of student work across the division.

She enjoys being back in an academic environment, working with faculty and students. Before moving to Spokane, she worked in global health and development programs and research in Africa and Asia, after initially serving in the Peace Corps in Nepal and earning her Masters in Public Health (MPH).

Since arriving in Spokane, she has been active in the local community, serving on multiple non-profit boards and supporting sustainable development, walkable neighborhoods, and public health, here and in low-income countries. Aside from her role as administrative assistant to the Visual and Performing Arts Division at SFCC, she is also adjunct faculty at EWU's MPH program at the College of Health Science and Public Health, and guest lectures in various departments at SFCC.

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Gamberoni, Steve; Audio Engineering Instructor

Gamberoni, Steve; Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 015-0222

Phone: (509) 533-3212

Email: Steve.Gamberoni@sfcc.spokane.edu

Audio Engineering
Steve has been the lead faculty member in the Audio Engineering program at Spokane Falls Community College since 2006. He was instrumental in designing the curriculum and setting up the college's new state-of-the-art digital audio lab and recording studio.

Steve graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a bachelor of music degree, majoring in Recording Arts and Sciences. His industry experience includes work at several large commercial recording studios, including Baker Sound in Philadelphia, and Sunset Sound and Bay 7 in Los Angeles. Steve has also done freelance audio engineering work for several record labels and entertainment companies including Geffen Records, Capital Records, Shangri-La Entertainment, and major artists including Usher, Ben Harper, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kid Rock, and Ivan Neville.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Steve also works on freelance recording and mixing projects.

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Guerrero, Rosi; Music Instructor (Piano)

Guerrero, Rosi; Music Instructor (Piano) Office: 015-0227

Phone: (509) 533-3719

Email: Rosi.Guerrero@sfcc.spokane.edu

Music
Dr. Guerrero has been a faculty member and head of the piano program at Spokane Falls Community College since 1998. Her expertise lies in class piano instruction from beginner to advanced levels, private piano instruction, piano pedagogy involving children in a young preparatory program, and music theory instruction.

She is a member of the Spokane Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association and has been an adjudicator for the State Honors Piano Recital Competition and Honors Recognition Piano Recital. She is also a member of the Music Teachers National Association. Rosi has an extensive educational background in piano performance with a doctoral of musical arts degree from Michigan State University, a master of music degree from the University of Arizona, and a bachelor of music degree from the University of Victoria.

She actively participates in seminars and workshops and has had a wide variety of experiences in the solo, chamber, and accompanying repertoire. She has performed in numerous recitals throughout the United States and Western Canada.

Dr. Guerrero has also served on the music faculty at Michigan State University, the Tucson Valley Suzuki Association, and the Southwest School of Music in Tucson.

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Johnson, Skyler; Music Instructor (Trombone, Tuba)

Johnson, Skyler; Music Instructor (Trombone, Tuba) Office: 015-0213

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Email: Skyler.Johnson@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Skyler Johnson received a BM in euphonium performance from the University of Oregon and a MM in bass trombone performance from DePaul University. His primary teachers included Michael Grose, Dan Satterwhite, Mark Fisher, and Charles Vernon.

Skyler is the bass trombonist of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a member of the Peoria Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras, and the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, in addition to numerous other music ensembles throughout the Midwest.

As a chamber musician, Skyler is a member of the V3NTO Brass Trio, which specializes in expanding the repertoire for brass chamber music. The trio released its debut album in October 2015.

In addition to teaching low brass at SFCC, Skyler teaches for Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL. He has held masterclasses and lectures at the University of Oregon, Vandercook College of Music, Lawrence University and Southwestern University. He maintains a private teaching studio of trombone, euphonium, and tuba students.

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Krumbholz, Gerald; Music Instructor (Department Chair)

Krumbholz, Gerald; Music Instructor (Department Chair) Office: 015-0103

Phone: (509) 533-3991

Email: Gerald.Krumbholz@sfcc.spokane.edu

Harmony University MUSC 143 - Music Theory III
Gerald Krumbholz received his BA in music education from the University of South Florida, his MM in music theory from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, and his PhD in music theory from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester.

Before joining the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2004, he taught music theory courses at the Eastman School of Music, Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York, Ithaca College, the Oberlin Conservatory, DePauw University, and Knox College. His research interests include the history of music theory, counterpoint, music theory pedagogy, American popular song from 1900-1950, and film music. Dr. Krumbholz has published articles in "Theory and Practice" and "The Harmonizer" and presented a paper, "Mozart's Symphonic Triptych: Thematic Connections in the Symphonies K. 543, K. 550, and K. 551," at meeting of the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory.

He is an active barbershop harmony singer, arranger, judge, and currently sings with the Pages of Harmony.

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Lansing, Nathan; Music Instructor (Choral)

Lansing, Nathan; Music Instructor (Choral) Office: 015-0218

Phone: (509) 533-3721

Email: Nathan.Lansing@sfcc.spokane.edu

Music Theory I SFCC CHOIRS History of Popular Music Music Fundamentals
Nathan graduated from Edmonds Community College and earned his bachelor's degree in choral music education and master's degree in choral conducting from Central Washington University. He has directed award-winning ensembles in public high schools, and taught at the middle school, community college, and university levels.

Nathan served for nine years on the staff of the Soundsation & Frank DeMiero Jazz Camps and has served as a clinician, adjudicator, and emcee at choral festivals and competitions throughout the Pacific Northwest. His work has been featured on over a dozen recordings and he has performed at celebrated venues such as Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and Grand Central Station and Carnegie Hall in New York City. He has also performed with the Northwest Bach Festival Chorus and the Spokane Choral Project.

A member of the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College since 2008, Nathan directs the men's and women's choirs, chamber singers, and vocal jazz ensemble. He also teaches courses in music theory, music fundamentals, and the history of popular music. Nathan's work has been featured on numerous jazz and choral recordings, and he is a founding member of Spokane Choral Artists, a professional 12-voice choir of educators based in Spokane.

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Larsen, David; Music Instructor (Concert and Jazz Bands)

Larsen, David; Music Instructor (Concert and Jazz Bands) Office: 015-0220

Phone: (509) 533-3724

Email: David.Larsen@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
A native of Oregon, David Larsen received his Bachelors of Arts in Music from Pacific University in 2003. While there, he studied saxophone with Emmy Award winning musician Steve Kravitz. In 2006, David received his Master's in Jazz Composition from the University of Oregon, studying under Steve Owen, and in 2008, he received his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Western Oregon University.

As a performer, David has worked with some of the finest players in the Northwest including, Halie Loren, Dana Heitman, Jesse Cloninger, and many others. He is also a soloist and section player on the Award Winning Jazz Album, Butterfly Blue, by Halie Loren. As a composer and educator David has had his works performed by groups all around the country including the NoPo Big Band, The Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra, the Blue Skies Big Band, and many more. He served as the music director of Cottage Grove High School from 2006 to 2015.

David is the Instrumental Director at Spokane Falls and teaches Concert Band, Jazz Band, Studio Saxophone, and other courses for the department.

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Mannino, Clara; Music Instructor (Flute)

Mannino, Clara; Music Instructor (Flute) Office: 015-0213

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Email: Clara.Mannino@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Clara Mannino transferred her Associate of Arts degree from Spokane Falls Community College to Central Washington University earning her Bachelor's in Flute Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Hal Ott. Clara joined SFCC music faculty immediately upon graduating with her Master's in Flute Performance from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2015.

Clara has won the title Young Artist at Musicfest Northwest, concerto competitions at Central Washington University and James Madison University, in addition to many scholarships of merit. She was also competitively selected to participate in masterclasses with Amy Porter and Jim Walker.

Clara offers services as a clinician, private instructor, small wind ensemble coach, and free-lance musician in eastern and central Washington. She maintains a private studio, and also teaches at Holy Names Music Center, and Music Plus Learning Center.

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McCollim, Danny; Music and Audio Engineering Instructor

McCollim, Danny; Music and Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 015-0221

Phone: (509) 533-3238

Email: Danny.McCollim@sfcc.spokane.edu

Jazz Combo
Danny has been a member of the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College since 1997. He played a key role in helping develop the Audio Engineering program and teaches classes in music technology, digital audio, MIDI arranging, functional piano, contemporary harmony, and film scoring. He also teaches private jazz piano at Gonzaga University and has served on the music faculty at Whitworth University and Eastern Washington University. Danny received his BA in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston and AAS in electronics engineering from Spokane Community College.

Danny has been composing, arranging, conducting, and recording music for local, regional, and national/international advertising since 1980. He has done ads for Honda International, The Gap, Spokane Public Radio, and Fox News Atlanta, Sacramento, and Phoenix. He is currently a contributing composer for Bing Bang Boom, a music library company specializing in music and sound design for film, television, advertising, and video games. Several of his musical works have been used in syndicated shows including Good Morning America, General Hospital, ABC Sports, Oprah, All My Children, and television movies.

As a performer, Danny has performed with jazz greats Michael Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, Ernie Watts, Richie Cole, and many others. He is very involved in Spokane's local music scene and has been a featured performer with the Spokane Symphony and the Jazz Violin Summit under Gunther Schuller. Danny currently tours with Peter Rivera, former lead singer/drummer for the Motown group "Rare Earth".

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McNally, Patrick; Music Instructor (Bass)

McNally, Patrick; Music Instructor (Bass) Office: 015-0105

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Email: Patrick.McNally@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Patrick has been the Principal Bass with the Spokane Symphony since 2007. He earned a master of music degree in 2004 under the tutelage of Bruce Bransby, and completed his bachelor degree in music performance at DePaul University, where he studied with members of the Chicago Symphony.

He has performed at music festivals in Europe and across the United States, including the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, the American Institute of Musical Studies, and the Aspen Music Festival. He has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Sinfonia Concertante, and as a guest artist with the Spokane String Quartet.

Patrick joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2012. He also teaches at the University of Montana.

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Meyer, Pamela; Audio Engineering Instructor

Meyer, Pamela; Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 015-0207

Phone: (509) 533-3741

Email: Pamela.Meyer@sfcc.spokane.edu

Live Sound 1 Live Sound 2 Audio Coop Ed Seminar
Ms. Meyer has been a member of the Spokane Falls Community College music faculty since 1993, and teaches live sound reinforcement and supervises the internship program for Audio Engineering students. She also provides audio support for music department concerts and college events.

Pam has worked in concert production and studio recording as an independent sound technician since 1992, and is recognized as one of the area's finest sound engineers. She has worked with national and local productions in venues throughout the area as a front-of-house engineer, monitor engineer, and systems engineer. She has also worked with the Spokane Symphony, Coeur d'Alene Symphony, the Festival at Sandpoint, George Relles Sound, Spokane Jazz Orchestra, and several area universities and high schools. She has also engineered for numerous national touring acts.

Pam was a member of the 560th Air Force Band (flute, piccolo, and saxophone) at Fairchild AFB for several years. She graduated with honors from Spokane Falls Community College and received an AA degree in general studies and an AAS in jazz studies.

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Moe, Eric; Music Instructor (Trumpet)

Moe, Eric; Music Instructor (Trumpet) Office: 015-0213

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Email: Eric.Moe@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Eric Moe has been playing trumpet professionally since 1997. Eric's journey includes being a member of both the Colorado Symphony and the Denver Brass, sharing the stage with the likes of Natalie Cole, Renee Flemming, and the Supremes. Whether in churches or Latin Night clubs, in pit orchestras or mountaintop weddings, Eric has found playing trumpet to be a great way to experience life and connect with people.

After growing up in Spokane and graduating from Whitworth with a music degree, Eric went on to earn a masters in Trumpet Performance from Arizona State University. In 2009, he was selected to play in the first international YouTube Symphony. This orchestra drew together musicians from 30 countries for a week of rehearsals in New York City culminating in a concert at Carnegie Hall.

Eric now teaches and freelances in Spokane and is a member of the Spokane Symphony. He loves to run and bakes a mean loaf of bread.

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Moody, Jason; Music Instructor (Symphony Orchestra)

Moody, Jason; Music Instructor (Symphony Orchestra) Office: 015-208

Phone: 509-533-3769

Email: Jason.Moody@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Jason Moody holds a D.M.A from the University of Washington, an M.M. from Rice University, and a B.A. from Seattle Pacific University. He has been a member of the Spokane Symphony since 2008 and is a substitute with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera.

Dr. Moody joined the Spokane Falls Community College music faculty in 2016. He is adjunct faculty at Whitworth University. Previously he has taught at the University of Washington and Edmonds Community College.

Jason has been featured as soloist with orchestras throughout the Northwest, performed as guest artist at the Northwest Bach Festival, and is regularly heard performing with harpist Earecka Tregenza in Duo Cascade. He has appeared on public radio several times with performances on "A Prairie Home Companion" and "From the Top" and has worked as a session musician on numerous movie and television soundtracks.

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Olsen, Andrea; Music Instructor (Voice)

Olsen, Andrea; Music Instructor (Voice) Office: 015-0219

Phone: (509) 533-3778

Email: Andrea.Olsen@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Andrea holds a bachelor's and master's degree in music from Eastern Washington University. She joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2014 and is also teaches at North Idaho College, Holy Names Music Center, and Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute. Andrea has also worked with Spokane Children's Theatre as music director and choreographer.

She has played several notable roles in musical theater, including Christine in "Phantom" at Lake City Playhouse, Sarah Brown in "Guys & Dolls" with the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater, Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance," and Fantine in "Les Misérables" with Spokane Civic Theatre.

Andrea is managing director of Spokane Choral Artists, and in her free time sings lead in the internationally-ranked Sweet Adeline's women's barbershop quartet, "Pepper".

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Raymond, Paul; Music Instructor (World Drumming)

Raymond, Paul; Music Instructor (World Drumming) Office: 015-0106

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Email: Paul.Raymond@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Paul became the director of the World Drumming ensemble at Spokane Falls Community College in the fall of 2013. He holds a bachelor's degree in music performance from Eastern Washington University, a master's degree in music from Northwestern University and studied African drumming with Babatunde Olatunji. In 1974, Paul joined the Spokane Symphony as a section percussionist and became Principal Percussion in 1986.

In addition to his duties with the Spokane Symphony, Paul also performs with several other musical groups in the area including Moko Jumbie, Clarion Brass, and Desafinado, and regularly plays in pit orchestras for musicals. He is also a music faculty member at Whitworth University and Holy Names Music Center.

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Schoeff, Bethany; Music Instructor (Oboe)

Schoeff, Bethany; Music Instructor (Oboe) Office: 015-0213

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Email: Bethany.Schoeff@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Bethany Schoeff received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Oboe Performance from The Lynn Conservatory of Music in 2001 and her Master of Music Degree in Oboe Performance and Minor of Music in Baroque Oboe Performance from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in 2008.

Bethany was Principal Oboist of the Veracruz Philharmonic in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, from 2001 to 2005 and during that time was also Professor of Oboe at the Superior Institute of Music. She has appeared as a Soloist with the Veracruz Philharmonic, The Florida Philharmonic Chamber Strings, and was also a guest performer at the Crystal Cathedral in Los Angeles, California. She has performed as Principal Oboe for the Florida Philharmonic, the Spokane Symphony and Spokane Opera; Section Oboe, English Horn and Bass Oboe for the Spokane Symphony and the North Miami Beach Symphony, and was a substitute musician for the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. As a chamber musician, she has performed with The Veracruz Woodwind Quintet, Mozart on a Summers Eve, Allegro Baroque and Beyond, and The Royal Fireworks 'Royal Band.'

In addition to being Music Faculty at SFCC and EWU, Bethany is currently working as the Personnel Manager for the Spokane Symphony and is the proprietor a successful double reed internet business, Northwest Oboe Cane.

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Shields, JP; Music Instructor (Guitar)

Shields, JP; Music Instructor (Guitar) Office: Pullman-202B

Phone: (509) 279-6452

Email: JP.Shields@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
John Paul Shields is a guitar performer, composer, and instructor with over 17 years of professional experience. A graduate of the University of Washington classical guitar program, John Paul has performed worldwide in a colorful array of settings, from public festivals in Peru to Seattle's esteemed Benaroya Hall, to live radio and television. A passionate musician dedicated to the lifelong pursuit of learning, he plays multiple genres of music including classical, Latin, folk, rock, and jazz.

Most recently, John Paul's career took him to Peru, where he studied the rich intricacies of Andean folk guitar music. He worked with several renowned musicians in Peru, including Frank Collazos, Luis Salazar Mejía and the legendary Ayacuchan guitarist Raúl García Zárate. He also composes for classical and contemporary solo guitar, including music for commercials, videos, and art exhibits.

John Paul joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2012. He also teaches guitar at Holy Names Music Center and works with veterans at the Spokane Veteran's Administration Hospital in the Music as Therapy program. He recently because a musician in residence at Providence Sacred Heart.

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Westrick, Rick; Music Instructor (Percussion)

Westrick, Rick; Music Instructor (Percussion) Office: 015-0207

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Email: Rick.Westrick@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Rick has been a member of the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College since 1988. He received a BM from Eastern Washington University and is an active freelance performer and teacher throughout the Spokane area.

Rick is a member of the Spokane Symphony and performs regularly with the orchestra. As one of Spokane's leading drum set players, Rick plays a variety of jazz, rock, and Latin styles with groups such as Moko Jumbie, Desafinado, Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Danny McCollim Trio, Brent Edstrom Trio, Stagecoach West, and That Good Time Band. He is also a founding member of the popular performance-educational percussion group, Happy Hammers.

In addition, Rick also directs the percussion ensemble at Gonzaga Preparatory School and maintains a large private teaching studio.

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