Music

Music at SFCC

Music at Spokane Falls is a valued part of our students' academic and artistic experience and a vibrant home to the performing arts in our community and region. One of the most comprehensive and distinguished two-year music programs in the state of Washington, Music at SFCC awards two degrees: an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) in Music, and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Audio Engineering. With numerous ensembles, an unrivaled breadth of academic and technical courses, and a distinguished faculty invested in the artistic development and academic success of every student, SFCC is a premiere destination for students of music, whether their goal is to broaden their musical horizons for personal enrichment or to acquire an extraordinary musical foundation for the continued study of music at a university.

As you cruise our website, check out our faculty bios, degrees, ensembles, courses and facilities. For questions about our programs, do not hesitate to contact the Music office and schedule a personal appointment with any of our music advisors: (509) 533-3720.

SFCC Music Degrees

AFA, Music. The Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) in Music offers a foundation for students pursuing a four year degree in Music, either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Music (BM). To earn an AFA, students complete 60 credits of Music and 40 credits of General Education Requirements. Courses satisfying General Education Requirements must include ENGL& 101 (5 credits); MATH& 107 (5 credits); Social Science (5 credits), Non Lab Science (5 credits); and Lab Science (5 credits). The additional 15 General Education Requirements credits will be determined based on your transfer destination and in consultation with an academic adviser in Music.

With the AFA, students transfer with a minimum of 90 credits to colleges and universities with which SFCC maintains articulation agreements. University Music Departments may require an audition for admission to Music programs. Through ensemble experience and private applied instruction, the AFA provides students the opportunity to audition successfully. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

AAS, Audio Engineering. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Audio Engineering prepares students for jobs in digital audio production, analog and digital recording, live sound engineering, sound design, and as technicians in the broadcast and audio-visual industries. Areas of study include: computer-based music technology software; digital and analog recording techniques and procedures; acoustics; microphone design and placement; signal processing and effects; songwriting, arranging, and film scoring; live sound reinforcement, location recording, system set-up and maintenance; music business; basic music theory and piano. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

To be admitted to the Audio Engineering Program students must complete the admissions process. See the Audio Engineering homepage for details.

SFCC Performing Groups

SFCC Music Building

Spokane Falls Community Band performs an extensive repertoire of master works by composers from the Renaissance to the present. Membership includes college students and amateur and professional musicians from the Spokane area.

Spokane Falls Community Symphony is comprised of people from all walks of life who share a common interest in performing major symphonic repertoire. The ensemble, composed of students, amateurs and professional musicians, performs several concerts each season.

Chamber Singers is a select ensemble that performs music appropriate for smaller ensembles across a wide range of styles. This ensemble is intended for students with exceptional vocal and musical ability, who will self-start and practice regularly on their own. This ensemble performs many times each quarter (as well as on the quarterly Choral Concert) and tours each year, alternating regional with national/international destinations. You do not need to be a music major transfer student to audition. You merely need to have the desire to rehearse and perform high quality music at a high level.

Hear the chamber choir sing the National Anthem (arr. N. Lansing)

College Chorale is open to any interested student who wants to sing in an ensemble. This group is composed of MEN'S CHOIR (Meistersingers) and WOMEN'S CHOIR (Bella Voce), which rehearse separately but they meet every Friday to make CHORALE. No prior choral experience is required, but the director needs to hear each interested student's voice in a mini-audition designed to determine range and voice quality. Both groups and the combined Chorale perform quarterly at the Choral Concert.

Jazz Ensemble performs classic and contemporary jazz by the world's great arrangers and also serves as a performance lab for student compositions. This 23-piece 'Big Band' has toured to Hawaii, performed at the famed Montreau and North Sea jazz Festivals in Europe and received numerous awards at national and regional festivals. In addition to studio recording projects, the band performs regularly, often backing major jazz artists in concert.

Jazz Combos provide opportunities to study and perform jazz in a small group format. Emphasis is on improvisation and ensemble experience in a variety of jazz styles from bebop and blues to fusion. Combos record in the SFCC studio and perform throughout the community and at national jazz festivals.

Jazz Singers is a select ensemble that performs vocal jazz both with and without a rhythm section. Depending upon group size, this class may also include a Vocal Jazz Solo Workshop, which will emphasize the skills needed to perform a vocal jazz solo. These skills include microphone technique, stage presence, stylization, improvisation, communication with a rhythm section and reading chord charts and lead sheets. Both the ensemble and the soloists will perform on the quarterly Choral Concert, and may be asked to perform in other venues as well.

SFCC World Drumming Ensemble is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced students with no prior expectation of drumming skills or music reading skills (although some background in both areas is helpful). This ensemble exposes you to the music cultures outside of the North-American continent, including African, Brazilian, Cuban, Caribbean, and Afro-Cuban through drumming, singing and/or dancing heritages. Professional dancers often collaborate with this ensemble to augment the authentic experience of traditional and contemporary world musics. The college provides instruments for student use and a limited number of instruments may be checked out by enrolled students for practice at home.

For more information contact:

Spokane Falls Community College
Music Department
3410 West Fort George Wright Drive
MS 3150 Spokane, Washington 99204-5288
(509) 533-3720
music@spokanefalls.edu

or Counseling Center
(509) 533-3525

Class Credits

Career Options

Music Building

Where do your interests lie in music? Do you enjoy performing, teaching, composing, recording? Do you listen to the Top 40, Classical and/or Jazz music? There are a wide-range of possibilities within the music industry that require individuals with talent and ability in all areas. Consider the following career possibilities:

  • Music Education (K-12th grade)
  • Performance/Entertainment
  • Private Instrumental Teachers
  • Music Instructors (2-yr. college, conservatory, university)
  • Composing, arranging and publishing
  • Conducting
  • Film Scoring
  • Song Writer
  • Music for Worship
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Pedagogue
  • Music Historian
  • Ethnomusicologist
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Sales and Service
  • Music Business/ Management
  • Recording Industry
  • Audio and Video Engineering
  • Piano Technician/Tuner
  • Instrumental Repair and Restoration Specialist
  • Musical Instrumental Builder and Designer
Date Event Time Location
Monday, November 25, 2013 Concert Band 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
Monday, December 2, 2013 Orchestra 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Choral Concert 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Jazz Night 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
TBD World Drumming
Date Event Time Location
Monday, March 10, 2014 Concert Band 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
Monday, March 17, 2014 Orchestra 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Choral Concert 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Jazz Night 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
TBD World Drumming
Date Event Time Location
Monday, June 2, 2014 Concert Band 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
Monday, June 9, 2014 Orchestra 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Choral Concert 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Jazz Night 7:00 PM SFCC Music Auditorium
TBD World Drumming

Facilities

Studying music at the Falls, students experience state-of-the-art facilities. Renovated in 2010, the music building includes a 613-seat auditorium for student, college, and community performances and events, a choir room, band room, ensemble studios, practice rooms, a piano lab, theory lab, midi lab, and recording studio. For information about booking the music auditorium or recording studio, see Facility Rental.

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Keyboard Lab

Faculty members have strong educational and professional music backgrounds and actively perform and conduct throughout the Northwest.

Performance opportunities include solo recitals, ensembles, recording, concert production and national and international touring and competitions.

Performing groups include the Community Band, Community Symphony, Chamber Singers, College Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, jazz combos and commercial music groups.

Opportunities for students to expand their music knowledge and experience through regularly scheduled workshops and concerts featuring regional and national artists.

The Music Building houses a 613-seat auditorium, electronic piano lab, and midi-lab. A recording studio is available for students to learn audio and recording techniques and to engineer and record demo tapes.

Scholarships

To support music students of exceptional promise, SFCC's Music program has an endowment scholarship account with the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation. Through the donations from our community, faculty, administration and staff, the Music Department awards scholarships to SFCC’s most promising artists with the goal of nurturing a vibrant musical culture in Spokane. Music brings joy and meaning to our community, invigorates business downtown, and provides important and varied opportunities for all voices to be heard and celebrated.

As of February, 2012, Music's endowment account had achieved a balance of over $15,000. Our goal is to achieve a balance of $65,000 by Fall 2015.

In 2010-2011, Music awarded a total of $1,500 in scholarships in the form of three $500 scholarships to the following SFCC artists/musicians:

  • Hannah Beggs (violin)
  • Hillary Fisher (piano)
  • Marcus Farmer (guitar)

In 2011-2012, Music awarded a total of $1,500 in scholarships in the form of two $750 scholarships to the following SFCC artists/musicians:

  • Camrin Costello (voice)
  • Rana Mahmood (piano)

If you would like to help support promising artists in Spokane, donate today to the SFCC Music Student Scholarship account (account #5822). For donation information, visit the CCS Foundation donation website.

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In 2011-2012, the music program awarded $1,500 in student scholarships. For 2012-2013, our goal is to award $2,000.

Contact information is listed below. Select the e-mail link to send an email. For general program information, contact the senior secretary. The globe icon Globe Icon identifies faculty web sites. Click the globe to visit the site.

Web Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
  Amend, Holly; Music Instructor (Trombone) (509) 533-4164 15-213 Holly.Amend@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Butler, Louise; Music Instructor (Cello) (509) 533-4164 15-105 Louise.Butler@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Cotter, Daniel; Music Instructor (Clarinet) (509) 533-4164 15-213 Daniel.Cotter@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Edighoffer, Gary; Music and Audio Engineering Instructor (509) 533-3724 15-220 Gary.Edighoffer@sfcc.spokane.edu
Music Guerrero, Rosi; Music Instructor (Piano) (509) 533-3719 15-227 Rosi.Guerrero@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Joham, Kristin; Music Instructor (French Horn) (509) 533-4164 15-213 Kristin.Joham@sfcc.spokane.edu
MUSC 143 - Music Theory III Krumbholz, Gerald; Music Instructor (Department Chair) (509) 533-3991 15-103 Gerald.Krumbholz@sfcc.spokane.edu
History of Popular Music Music Fundamentals
Music Theory I SFCC CHOIRS
Lansing, Nathan; Music Instructor (Choral) (509) 533-3721 15-218 Nathan.Lansing@sfcc.spokane.edu
Digi Audio 121 - Pro Tools 110 Functional Piano II (MUSC 167)
Jazz Combo Scoring For Film And Multi-Media
McCollim, Danny; Music and Audio Engineering Instructor (509) 533-3238 15-221 Danny.McCollim@sfcc.spokane.edu
  McNally, Patrick; Music Instructor (Bass) (509) 533-4164 15-105 Patrick.McNally@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Mote, Karl; Music Instructor (Concert Band) (509) 533-4164 15-213 Karl.Mote@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Raymond, Paul; Music Instructor (World Drumming) (509) 533-3770 15-209 Paul.Raymond@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Shelley, Rotz; Music Instructor (Symphony Orchestra) (509) 533-3769 15-208 Shelley.Rotz@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Shields, JP; Music Instructor (Guitar) (509) 533-4164 15-213 JP.Shields@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Smith, Wayne; Music Instructor (509) 533-3771 2-113e Wayne.Smith@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Westrick, Rick; Music Instructor (Percussion) (509) 533-3907 15-207 Rick.Westrick@sfcc.spokane.edu
MUSC 124 Jazz HIstory Woods, Kevin; Music Instructor (Jazz) (509) 533-3757 15-106 Kevin.Woods@sfcc.spokane.edu
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Amend, Holly; Music Instructor (Trombone)

Amend, Holly; Music Instructor (Trombone) Office: 15-213

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Holly.Amend@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
With a bachelor of music in music education and a master of arts in music with trombone performance emphasis, Holly has been performing and teaching around the Inland Northwest since 2008. She regularly performs with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Opera Coeur d’Alene, Clarion Brass Choir, and the Bob Curnow Big Band. She has also made appearances with the Spokane Symphony, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Walla Walla Symphony, and many others.

Holly joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2012. She is also an adjunct instructor at North Idaho College and coaches frequently at many area elementary, junior high, and high schools. She has served as an adjudicator for the regional Solo and Ensemble Festival in Spokane and maintains a private teaching studio.

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Butler, Louise; Music Instructor (Cello)

Butler, Louise; Music Instructor (Cello) Office: 15-105

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Louise.Butler@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Louise attended Eastman School of Music and the Curtis Institute and played in the Radio and Television Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium, and the UK. She is a member of the Spokane Symphony and performs with Allegro Baroque and Beyond.

Louise is the manager of the Inland Empire Cello Ensemble and a cello instructor at Holy Names Music Center. Louise joined the Spokane Falls Community College music faculty in 2005.

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Cotter, Daniel; Music Instructor (Clarinet)

Cotter, Daniel; Music Instructor (Clarinet) Office: 15-213

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Daniel.Cotter@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
A member of the Spokane Symphony since 2005, Daniel performs as the orchestra's 2nd and Eb Clarinetist. With a bachelor of music degree in clarinet performance from Harid Conservatory and a master of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Daniel has also been invited to perform as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Harid Philharmonia, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, the Philharmonic of Veracruz, and the Jalisco Philharmonic, among others.

Also as a soloist, he has participated in concert broadcasts on various radio stations in New York, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and in Spokane on KPBX. He has been invited to play with the Cleveland Orchestra and New World Symphony clarinet sections and has performed as Principal Clarinet of the Spokane Opera, the Veracruz Philharmonic, the Florida Sunshine Pops, the Miami Ballet, the Gold Coast Opera, the Florida Symphonic Pops Orchestra, the Sarasota Music Festival Orchestra, and the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra. From 2001-2005, Daniel held the position of professor of clarinet at the Superior Institute of Music of the State of Veracruz.

Daniel has been a member of the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College since 2005 and served as the music director and conductor of the Spokane Falls Community College Orchestra from 2005-2008. Daniel is also an adjunct professor of clarinet at Eastern Washington University and has a large private studio of clarinet students known as the Spokane Clarinet Studio.

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Edighoffer, Gary; Music and Audio Engineering Instructor

Edighoffer, Gary; Music and Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 15-220

Phone: (509) 533-3724

Email: Gary.Edighoffer@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Gary joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 1979 and developed the original commercial music/jazz studies program at the college. He also established the SFCC Jazz Festival and directed the event for 28 years, bringing world-class international jazz artists to the campus. As the former director of the Spokane Falls Community College Jazz Ensemble, he led the band on a European tour.

Gary’s emphasis shifted to the field of audio engineering, studying at the prestigious Los Angeles Recording Workshop. He helped develop and establish the Audio Engineering program and teaches classes in audio projects, music theory, business of music, and private woodwind lessons.

Born in Vancouver, Canada, Gary studied music at the University of Alberta and received a bachelors and masters degree from the University of North Texas. An accomplished performer on saxophone, flute, and clarinet, Gary has backed a diverse roster of artists including Natalie Cole, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Ernie Watts, the Temptations, Mel Torme, and Clark Terry, as well as performing with several traveling Big Bands including Jimmy Dorsey, Cab Calloway, and Gene Krupa. He performs locally with the Bob Curnow Big Band, Soul Proprietor, Spokane Symphony Pops, and for touring Broadway shows. Gary was also musical director of Hobart’s Jazz Lounge and a founder of the internationally-acclaimed Kaslo Jazz Festival in Canada.

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Guerrero, Rosi; Music Instructor (Piano)

Guerrero, Rosi; Music Instructor (Piano) Office: 15-227

Phone: (509) 533-3719

Email: Rosi.Guerrero@sfcc.spokane.edu

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Dr. Guerrero has been a faculty member and head of the piano program at Spokane Falls Community College since 1998. Her expertise lies in class piano instruction from beginner to advanced levels, private piano instruction, piano pedagogy involving children in a young preparatory program, and music theory instruction.

She is a member of the Spokane Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association and has been an adjudicator for the State Honors Piano Recital Competition and Honors Recognition Piano Recital. She is also a member of the Music Teachers National Association. Rosi has an extensive educational background in piano performance with a doctoral of musical arts degree from Michigan State University, a master of music degree from the University of Arizona, and a bachelor of music degree from the University of Victoria.

She actively participates in seminars and workshops and has had a wide variety of experiences in the solo, chamber, and accompanying repertoire. She has performed in numerous recitals throughout the United States and Western Canada.

Dr. Guerrero has also served on the music faculty at Michigan State University, the Tucson Valley Suzuki Association, and the Southwest School of Music in Tucson.

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Joham, Kristin; Music Instructor (French Horn)

Joham, Kristin; Music Instructor (French Horn) Office: 15-213

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Kristin.Joham@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
After completing bachelor of music and master of music degrees in horn performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Kristin moved to Spokane in 2008 to join the Spokane Symphony. While living in the Midwest, she was a frequent substitute musician with many regional orchestras including the Dayton Philharmonic, Columbus, Indiana Philharmonic, and the Terra Haute Symphony Orchestra.

Kristin joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2013. She also conducts sectionals at local schools and teaches at Eastern Washington University.

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Krumbholz, Gerald; Music Instructor (Department Chair)

Krumbholz, Gerald; Music Instructor (Department Chair) Office: 15-103

Phone: (509) 533-3991

Email: Gerald.Krumbholz@sfcc.spokane.edu

MUSC 143 - Music Theory III
Gerald Krumbholz received his BA in music education from the University of South Florida, his MM in music theory from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, and his PhD in music theory from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester.

Before joining the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2004, he taught music theory courses at the Eastman School of Music, Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York, Ithaca College, the Oberlin Conservatory, DePauw University, and Knox College. His research interests include the history of music theory, counterpoint, music theory pedagogy, American popular song from 1900-1950, and film music. Dr. Krumbholz has published articles in "Theory and Practice" and "The Harmonizer" and presented a paper, "Mozart's Symphonic Triptych: Thematic Connections in the Symphonies K. 543, K. 550, and K. 551," at meeting of the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory.

He is an active barbershop harmony singer, arranger, judge, and currently sings with the Pages of Harmony.

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Lansing, Nathan; Music Instructor (Choral)

Lansing, Nathan; Music Instructor (Choral) Office: 15-218

Phone: (509) 533-3721

Email: Nathan.Lansing@sfcc.spokane.edu

History of Popular Music Music Fundamentals
Music Theory I SFCC CHOIRS
Nathan graduated from Edmonds Community College and earned his bachelor's degree in choral music education and master's degree in choral conducting from Central Washington University. He has directed award-winning ensembles in public high schools, and taught at the middle school, community college, and university levels.

Nathan served for nine years on the staff of the Soundsation & Frank DeMiero Jazz Camps and has served as a clinician, adjudicator, and emcee at choral festivals and competitions throughout the Pacific Northwest. His work has been featured on over a dozen recordings and he has performed at celebrated venues such as Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and Grand Central Station and Carnegie Hall in New York City. He has also performed with the Northwest Bach Festival Chorus and the Spokane Choral Project.

A member of the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College since 2008, Nathan directs the men’s and women’s choirs, chamber singers, and vocal jazz ensemble. He also teaches courses in music theory, music fundamentals, and the history of popular music. Nathan’s work has been featured on numerous jazz and choral recordings, and he is a founding member of Spokane Choral Artists, a professional 12-voice choir of educators based in Spokane.

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McCollim, Danny; Music and Audio Engineering Instructor

McCollim, Danny; Music and Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 15-221

Phone: (509) 533-3238

Email: Danny.McCollim@sfcc.spokane.edu

Digi Audio 121 - Pro Tools 110 Functional Piano II (MUSC 167)
Jazz Combo Scoring For Film And Multi-Media
Danny has been a member of the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College since 1997. He played a key role in helping develop the Audio Engineering program and teaches classes in music technology, digital audio, MIDI arranging, functional piano, contemporary harmony, and film scoring. He also teaches private jazz piano at Gonzaga University and has served on the music faculty at Whitworth University and Eastern Washington University. Danny received his BA in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston and AAS in electronics engineering from Spokane Community College.

Danny has been composing, arranging, conducting, and recording music for local, regional, and national/international advertising since 1980. He has done ads for Honda International, The Gap, Spokane Public Radio, and Fox News Atlanta, Sacramento, and Phoenix. He is currently a contributing composer for Bing Bang Boom, a music library company specializing in music and sound design for film, television, advertising, and video games. Several of his musical works have been used in syndicated shows including Good Morning America, General Hospital, ABC Sports, Oprah, All My Children, and television movies.

As a performer, Danny has performed with jazz greats Michael Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, Ernie Watts, Richie Cole, and many others. He is very involved in Spokane’s local music scene and has been a featured performer with the Spokane Symphony and the Jazz Violin Summit under Gunther Schuller. Danny currently tours with Peter Rivera, former lead singer/drummer for the Motown group "Rare Earth".

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McNally, Patrick; Music Instructor (Bass)

McNally, Patrick; Music Instructor (Bass) Office: 15-105

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Patrick.McNally@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Patrick has been the Principal Bass with the Spokane Symphony since 2007. He earned a master of music degree in 2004 under the tutelage of Bruce Bransby, and completed his bachelor degree in music performance at DePaul University, where he studied with members of the Chicago Symphony.

He has performed at music festivals in Europe and across the United States, including the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, the American Institute of Musical Studies, and the Aspen Music Festival. He has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Sinfonia Concertante, and as a guest artist with the Spokane String Quartet.

Patrick joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2012. He also teaches at the University of Montana.

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Mote, Karl; Music Instructor (Concert Band)

Mote, Karl; Music Instructor (Concert Band) Office: 15-213

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Karl.Mote@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Karl began his college education at Spokane Falls Community College under the batons of Paul Halversen and Gary Edighoffer. He received a BA in music education from Eastern Washington University where he was the principal clarinetist in the Wind Ensemble and University Orchestra and played saxophone in Jazz Band I.

Karl has been a music educator since 1985, the majority of which has been in the Nine Mile Falls School District. Karl also directs the El Katif Shrine Concert Band and has performed in the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Spokane Civic Theatre, and in the pit orchestra for a number of the “Best of Broadway” shows.

Karl joined the Spokane Falls Community College music faculty in 2012 as the director of the Spokane Falls Community Concert Band.

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Raymond, Paul; Music Instructor (World Drumming)

Raymond, Paul; Music Instructor (World Drumming) Office: 15-209

Phone: (509) 533-3770

Email: Paul.Raymond@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Paul became the director of the World Drumming ensemble at Spokane Falls Community College in the fall of 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Eastern Washington University, a master’s degree in music from Northwestern University and studied African drumming with Babatunde Olatunji. In 1974, Paul joined the Spokane Symphony as a section percussionist and became Principal Percussion in 1986.

In addition to his duties with the Spokane Symphony, Paul also performs with several other musical groups in the area including Moko Jumbie, Clarion Brass, and Desafinado, and regularly plays in pit orchestras for musicals. He is also a music faculty member at Whitworth University and Holy Names Music Center.

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Shelley, Rotz; Music Instructor (Symphony Orchestra)

Shelley, Rotz; Music Instructor (Symphony Orchestra) Office: 15-208

Phone: (509) 533-3769

Email: Shelley.Rotz@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Shelley joined the Spokane Falls Community College music faculty in the fall of 2003. In addition to directing the Symphony Orchestra, she teaches music theory, world music, private violin and private viola. She has been a violinist in the Spokane Symphony Orchestra since 2001 and also performs with the Riverside Trio, a professional chamber ensemble.

Shelley also does freelance work throughout the region, performing and recording in a multitude of genres.

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Shields, JP; Music Instructor (Guitar)

Shields, JP; Music Instructor (Guitar) Office: 15-213

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: JP.Shields@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
John Paul Shields is a guitar performer, composer, and instructor with over 17 years of professional experience. A graduate of the University of Washington classical guitar program, John Paul has performed worldwide in a colorful array of settings, from public festivals in Peru to Seattle’s esteemed Benaroya Hall, to live radio and television. A passionate musician dedicated to the lifelong pursuit of learning, he plays multiple genres of music including classical, Latin, folk, rock, and jazz.

Most recently, John Paul’s career took him to Peru, where he studied the rich intricacies of Andean folk guitar music. He worked with several renowned musicians in Peru, including Frank Collazos, Luis Salazar Mejía and the legendary Ayacuchan guitarist Raúl García Zárate. He also composes for classical and contemporary solo guitar, including music for commercials, videos, and art exhibits.

John Paul joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2012. He also teaches guitar at Holy Names Music Center and works with veterans at the Spokane Veteran’s Administration Hospital in the Music as Therapy program. He recently because a musician in residence at Providence Sacred Heart.

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Westrick, Rick; Music Instructor (Percussion)

Westrick, Rick; Music Instructor (Percussion) Office: 15-207

Phone: (509) 533-3907

Email: Rick.Westrick@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Rick has been a member of the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College since 1988. He received a BM from Eastern Washington University and is an active freelance performer and teacher throughout the Spokane area.

Rick is a member of the Spokane Symphony and performs regularly with the orchestra. As one of Spokane's leading drum set players, Rick plays a variety of jazz, rock, and Latin styles with groups such as Moko Jumbie, Desafinado, Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Danny McCollim Trio, Brent Edstrom Trio, Stagecoach West, and That Good Time Band. He is also a founding member of the popular performance-educational percussion group, Happy Hammers.

In addition, Rick also directs the percussion ensemble at Gonzaga Preparatory School and maintains a large private teaching studio.

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Woods, Kevin; Music Instructor (Jazz)

Woods, Kevin; Music Instructor (Jazz) Office: 15-106

Phone: (509) 533-3757

Email: Kevin.Woods@sfcc.spokane.edu

MUSC 124 Jazz HIstory
Kevin received his BA in music from Western Washington University and his MM in jazz performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2011. He has also taught at Seakyung College in South Korea, the University of Colorado-Boulder, Whatcom Community College, and Western Washington University.

Kevin received his BA in music from Western Washington University and his MM in jazz performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado-Boulder. An active performer, composer, arranger, and clinician, Kevin has performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Slide Hampton, Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, Brian Lynch, Claudio Roditi, and many others. He has been featured in Downbeat and Jazziz magazines and participated in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead residency at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Kevin's debut album, "Ballad of the West", received airplay on jazz radio stations throughout North America and Europe. He currently leads the Kevin Woods Trio and co-leads the Woods/Axelsson Quartet.

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