• B.M. University of Tennessee of Knoxville
    Email: sperkinson@leeuniversity.edu

    Guitar Instructor

    Shawn was born and raised in Cleveland, TN.  He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1987.  He was All-State Jazz Guitarist in 1986-1987.  In 1987 he was nominated for the Macy’s Day Parade in New York City.  He studied Jazz guitar at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  He has also studied under the well renowned Jerry Coker, Donald Brown and Mark Boling.  Shawn is a former member of “Kings of the Killer Fish” and has opened shows for Jerry Garcia Band, Wide Spread Panic, Charlie Daniels Band and performed at the 1997 MTV Spring Break Show in Panama City.  Shawn released a Jazz album in 2002 with the E.M.P. Project.  While he has studied Jazz most of his life, he is proficient in all styles of music.  He teaches guitar privately and serves as an instructor at Lee University.  Shawn joined The Collins Brothers in 2003.

Music Events Calendar

3/23
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Jazz Ensemble Concert

150 11th Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

The 17-piece jazz ensemble, under the direction of Alan Wyatt, performs traditional stage band music in the style and tradition of Duke Ellington and...

3/24
Sr. Recital: Julian Jant & Renee Crisp, voice
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital: Julian Jant & Renee Crisp, voice

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

3/24
Graduate Recital: David B. Stoeltzing, flute
Begins at 8:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Graduate Recital: David B. Stoeltzing, flute

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

3/26
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Percussion Ensemble Concert
150 11th Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
3/27
Faculty Recital: James Frost, tenor & ChoEun Lee, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: James Frost, tenor & ChoEun Lee, piano

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

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