• 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

2/21
Faculty Recital - ChoEun Lee & Josh Holritz
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital - ChoEun Lee & Josh Holritz
2/22
Performing Arts Series: Jacqueline Culpepper, soprano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series: Jacqueline Culpepper, soprano
Jacqueln Culpepper, soprano, has performed more than 85 roles in opera, oratorio, and solo concert tours. "She sings the lights out." (Charlotte Observer)

Tickets are...
2/23
Performing Arts Series Masterclass: Jacqueline Culpepper, soprano
Begins at 2:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series Masterclass: Jacqueline Culpepper, soprano
Jacquelyn Culpepper, soprano, has performed more than 85 roles in opera, oratorio, and solo concert tours. "She sings the lights out." (Charlotte Observer)

Tickets are...
2/23
The ConsulOpera Production
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
The ConsulOpera Production
Tickets are required for this event and are available at the Dixon Center Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 3p to 6p one week prior to the concert. The Box office can be reached by calling...
2/24
The ConsulOpera Production
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Dixon Center
The ConsulOpera Production
Tickets are required for this event and are available at the Dixon Center Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 3p to 6p one week prior to the concert. The Box office can be reached by calling...
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