• 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

2/27
Symphony Orchestra Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Symphony Orchestra Concert

Address: 340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

Symphony Orchestra's spring concert will include performances by the winners of the Lee University Student Concerto Competition....

2/28
Faculty Recital: Chery Brendel, soprano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Chery Brendel, soprano

Lecturer Chery Brendel will present a recital featuring works by Szymanowski, Rorem, Milhaud, and Strauss.

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the...

3/01
Behind the Music of “Tributes” Lecture: Holly Mulcahy & James Stephenson
Begins at 2:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Behind the Music of “Tributes” Lecture: Holly Mulcahy & James Stephenson
American composer James Stephenson and CSO’s concertmaster Holly Mulcahy speak about Stephenson's violin concerto, titled “Tributes.”
3/01
Saxophone Choir Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Saxophone Choir Concert

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...

3/02
Graduate Recital: Anna Gryshyna, piano
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Graduate Recital: Anna Gryshyna, 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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