• 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

12/02
Classic Christmas
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Classic Christmas

Celebrating its 29th year, this festive celebration of Christmas music features a variety of Lee University School of Music performers and guests.<p>

The event is free and open to the...

12/04
Faculty Brass Quintet
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Faculty Brass Quintet
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
12/13
Lessons & Carols
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Lessons & Carols
The Lee University School of Music and School of Religion join together to present a service of lessons and carols, uniting Biblical lessons relating to Christ’s birth with beautiful Christmas...
1/14
Faculty Recital: Alan Wyatt, saxophone
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

TBD
Faculty Recital: Alan Wyatt, saxophone
This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.
1/15
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Stephen Wilber, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Stephen Wilber, piano
This event is free, non-ticked, and open to the public.
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