• 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

10/22
Orchestra Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Orchestra Concert
Robert Bernhardt, conductor

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

10/23
Chorale Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Chorale Concert
William R. Green, conductor

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

10/24
Songs That Touch Our Hearts
Begins at 7:00 PM

Lee University Chapel
Songs That Touch Our Hearts
Songs That Touch Our Hearts is featuring wonderful music from The Red Back Hymnal with Danny Murray directing. This event is hosted by Paul & Darlia Conn.

If you are interested in tickets,...

10/25
Presidential Concert Series: Imani Winds
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert Series: Imani Winds
The venerable genre of wind quintet-written for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon-has existed since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Despite its long history, the wind quintet is...
10/26
Performing Arts Series: Jay Poff, voice
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series: Jay Poff, voice
An alum of Lee University from Hunstville, Alabama, Poff has performed all over the world as a solo artist, and around the country in various theatrical roles. In 2010, he was named Best Male Lead in...
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