• 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

11/28
Wind Ensemble Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Wind Ensemble Concert
11/29
Chamber Music Showcase
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Chamber Music Showcase
12/03
Classic Christmas
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Classic Christmas
12/04
Faculty Brass Quintet Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Faculty Brass Quintet Concert
12/14
Lessons & Carols Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Lessons & Carols Concert
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