Performance Studies

Students may take private lessons in voice, piano, composition, jazz and commercial guitar and bass, saxophone/clarinet, acoustic guitar/banjo, and trumpet. For the beginner, class lessons are also offered in voice, piano, guitar, and African drumming.

Lessons and class lessons are taught by active faculty with expertise in current topics such as Contemporary Commercial Music, Taubman technique, and electronic music. Faculty are active performers both in traditional concert settings and in clubs and festivals.

Alumni include:

Chiharu Iwasaki – Tokyo jazz pianist

Catherine Olson – Portland vocal artist (opera, early music, contemporary music)
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Luke Basile – Tri-Cities, Washington guitarist
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Jesse Jones – Oberlin, Ohio bluegrass recording artist/composer
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Emily Smith Brown – Tri-Cities vocal artist (musical theater, vocal instruction)
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