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Guerrero, Rosi; Music Instructor (Piano)

Guerrero, Rosi; Music Instructor (Piano) Office: 015-0227

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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Johnson, Skyler; Music Instructor (Trombone, Tuba)

Johnson, Skyler; Music Instructor (Trombone, Tuba) Office: 015-0213

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Skyler.Johnson@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Skyler Johnson received a BM in euphonium performance from the University of Oregon and a MM in bass trombone performance from DePaul University. His primary teachers included Michael Grose, Dan Satterwhite, Mark Fisher, and Charles Vernon.

Skyler is the bass trombonist of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a member of the Peoria Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras, and the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, in addition to numerous other music ensembles throughout the Midwest.

As a chamber musician, Skyler is a member of the V3NTO Brass Trio, which specializes in expanding the repertoire for brass chamber music. The trio released its debut album in October 2015.

In addition to teaching low brass at SFCC, Skyler teaches for Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL. He has held masterclasses and lectures at the University of Oregon, Vandercook College of Music, Lawrence University and Southwestern University. He maintains a private teaching studio of trombone, euphonium, and tuba students.

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Lansing, Nathan; Music Instructor (Choral)

Lansing, Nathan; Music Instructor (Choral) Office: 015-0218

Phone: (509) 533-3721

Email: Nathan.Lansing@sfcc.spokane.edu

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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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Larsen, David; Music Instructor (Concert and Jazz Bands)

Larsen, David; Music Instructor (Concert and Jazz Bands) Office: 015-0220

Phone: (509) 533-3724

Email: David.Larsen@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
A native of Oregon, David Larsen received his Bachelors of Arts in Music from Pacific University in 2003. While there, he studied saxophone with Emmy Award winning musician Steve Kravitz. In 2006, David received his Master's in Jazz Composition from the University of Oregon, studying under Steve Owen, and in 2008, he received his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Western Oregon University.

As a performer, David has worked with some of the finest players in the Northwest including, Halie Loren, Dana Heitman, Jesse Cloninger, and many others. He is also a soloist and section player on the Award Winning Jazz Album, Butterfly Blue, by Halie Loren. As a composer and educator David has had his works performed by groups all around the country including the NoPo Big Band, The Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra, the Blue Skies Big Band, and many more. He served as the music director of Cottage Grove High School from 2006 to 2015.

David is the Instrumental Director at Spokane Falls and teaches Concert Band, Jazz Band, Studio Saxophone, and other courses for the department.

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Mannino, Clara; Music Instructor (Flute)

Mannino, Clara; Music Instructor (Flute) Office: 015-0213

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Clara.Mannino@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Clara Mannino transferred her Associate of Arts degree from Spokane Falls Community College to Central Washington University earning her Bachelor’s in Flute Performance under the tutelage of Dr. Hal Ott. Clara joined SFCC music faculty immediately upon graduating with her Master’s in Flute Performance from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2015.

Clara has won the title Young Artist at Musicfest Northwest, concerto competitions at Central Washington University and James Madison University, in addition to many scholarships of merit. She was also competitively selected to participate in masterclasses with Amy Porter and Jim Walker.

Clara offers services as a clinician, private instructor, small wind ensemble coach, and free-lance musician in eastern and central Washington. She maintains a private studio, and also teaches at Holy Names Music Center, and Music Plus Learning Center.

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Moe, Eric; Music Instructor (Trumpet)

Moe, Eric; Music Instructor (Trumpet) Office: 015-0213

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Eric.Moe@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Eric Moe has been playing trumpet professionally since 1997. Eric’s journey includes being a member of both the Colorado Symphony and the Denver Brass, sharing the stage with the likes of Natalie Cole, Renee Flemming, and the Supremes. Whether in churches or Latin Night clubs, in pit orchestras or mountaintop weddings, Eric has found playing trumpet to be a great way to experience life and connect with people.

After growing up in Spokane and graduating from Whitworth with a music degree, Eric went on to earn a masters in Trumpet Performance from Arizona State University. In 2009, he was selected to play in the first international YouTube Symphony. This orchestra drew together musicians from 30 countries for a week of rehearsals in New York City culminating in a concert at Carnegie Hall.

Eric now teaches and freelances in Spokane and is a member of the Spokane Symphony. He loves to run and bakes a mean loaf of bread.

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Raymond, Paul; Music Instructor (World Drumming)

Raymond, Paul; Music Instructor (World Drumming) Office: 015-0209

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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Rotz, Shelley; Music Instructor (Symphony Orchestra)

Rotz, Shelley; Music Instructor (Symphony Orchestra) Office: 015-0208

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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Schoeff, Bethany; Music Instructor (Oboe)

Schoeff, Bethany; Music Instructor (Oboe) Office: 015-0213

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Bethany.Schoeff@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Bethany Schoeff received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Oboe Performance from The Lynn Conservatory of Music in 2001 and her Master of Music Degree in Oboe Performance and Minor of Music in Baroque Oboe Performance from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in 2008.

Bethany was Principal Oboist of the Veracruz Philharmonic in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, from 2001 to 2005 and during that time was also Professor of Oboe at the Superior Institute of Music. She has appeared as a Soloist with the Veracruz Philharmonic, The Florida Philharmonic Chamber Strings, and was also a guest performer at the Crystal Cathedral in Los Angeles, California. She has performed as Principal Oboe for the Florida Philharmonic, the Spokane Symphony and Spokane Opera; Section Oboe, English Horn and Bass Oboe for the Spokane Symphony and the North Miami Beach Symphony, and was a substitute musician for the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. As a chamber musician, she has performed with The Veracruz Woodwind Quintet, Mozart on a Summers Eve, Allegro Baroque and Beyond, and The Royal Fireworks 'Royal Band.'

In addition to being Music Faculty at SFCC and EWU, Bethany is currently working as the Personnel Manager for the Spokane Symphony and is the proprietor a successful double reed internet business, Northwest Oboe Cane.

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Westrick, Rick; Music Instructor (Percussion)

Westrick, Rick; Music Instructor (Percussion) Office: 015-0207

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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