• 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

4/23
Opera Scenes
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Opera Scenes

1230 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

Opera Theatre, directed by James Frost, will present musical scenes from well-known operas.

4/26
Piano Palooza
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Piano Palooza

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...

5/01
Faculty Brass Quintet
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Faculty Brass Quintet

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

Address: 340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

6/11
Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition
Begins at 12:00 AM | Read more

Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition

The Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition is a week-long celebration of the piano, offering rich opportunities for performance and unique experiences for participants to learn...

6/12
Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition
All day | Read more

Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition

The Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition is a week-long celebration of the piano, offering rich opportunities for performance and unique experiences for participants to learn...

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