• 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

2/24
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
Opera Production: Suor Angelica & What Men Live By
This year Lee Opera Theater will be presenting two one-act operas – Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Bohuslav Martinu’s What Men Live By. James Daniel Frost, co-director James Frost II. co-director...
2/25
Jr. Recital: Danielle Lipe, voice & Kristi Edwards, violin
Begins at 6:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Jr. Recital: Danielle Lipe, voice & Kristi Edwards, violin
2/25
Sr. Recital Qingye Li, violin
Begins at 8:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital Qingye Li, violin
2/26
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Heather Smith, cello
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Cahill Smith, piano & Heather Smith, cello
Come join us for an evening of enchanting Russian music with Lee University Piano Faculty Cahill Smith and cellist Heather Smith. Works by Rachmaninoff, Medtner, and Myaskovsky. Pre-concert talk with...
2/27
Symphonic Band Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Symphonic Band Concert
Mark Bailey, conductor

This event is open to the public, free, and tickets are not required.

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