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Amend, Holly; Music Instructor (Trombone)

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

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Holly.Amend@spokanefalls.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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Brownlee, Scott; Audio Engineering Instructor

Brownlee, Scott; Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 15-213

Phone: (509) 533-3509

Email: Scott.Brownlee@spokanefalls.edu

Digital Audio I
Scott joined the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2012 and currently teaches digital audio classes for the Audio Engineering program. He is also a faculty member at the Loyola Marymount University Film School in Los Angeles, California, and taught at the UCLA Film School for 26 years.

Scott worked in recording studios and composed for two Emmy Award-winning Denver television series, Feed Forward and Echoes of Silver. The recording led to designing and building recording studios, and the composing led to Los Angeles where he enrolled in the Grove School of Music Composing and Arranging Program. He has done production, post-production, and rerecording work for Marvel, Hanna-Barbera, DIC, Saban, and Disney and composed for several multimedia productions, including Coors, Apple, and Bank of America. He pioneered digital recording for animation and worked on hundreds of episodes of shows including Aladdin, Goof Troop, Muppet Babies, G.I. Joe, Transformers, which culminated in an Emmy nomination for his work on The Little Mermaid.

Scott has also toured and appeared with several bands including Rufus Krisp, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Helen Reddy, Doug Kershaw, John Prine, Steve Goodman, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Rick Nelson, and Linda Ronstadt.

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Butler, Louise; Music Instructor (Cello)

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

Phone: (509) 533-4164

Email: Louise.Butler@spokanefalls.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@spokanefalls.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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Drumm, Melissa; Music Instructor (Vocal)

Drumm, Melissa; Music Instructor (Vocal) Office: 15-106

Phone: (509) 533-3195

Email: Melissa.Drumm@spokanefalls.edu

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Ms. Drumm holds a master of music from Texas Christian University and joined the Spokane Falls Community College music faculty 1992. She teaches private voice, singing and music appreciation courses. Her professional career includes both concert and opera performances. She has been a guest artist at the International Institute at Round Top, Texas, the International Institute for Vocal Arts in North Carolina and Florida, and the Bach Festival in Central Florida. Melissa has been a guest recitalist at Washburn University, Lees-McRae College, Westchester Conservatory of Music, and as a member of the Kansas Arts Commission Touring Program.

Ms. Drumm's operatic performances began in New York at the Amato Opera and Verdi Square Opera. She made her debut as Micaela in "Carmen", followed by Susanna in "The Marriage of Figaro". Other performances include several roles with the Ft. Worth Opera and European engagements in Graz, Vienna, and at "Studio VOICES" in Paris.

Melissa has been a featured performer with the major ensembles at Spokane Falls Community College and in several drama productions. She is also the Director of Music Ministry at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church.

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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@spokanefalls.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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Gamberoni, Steve; Audio Engineering Instructor

Gamberoni, Steve; Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 15-222

Phone: (509) 533-3212

Email: Steve.Gamberoni@spokanefalls.edu

Audio Engineering
Steve has been the lead faculty member in the Audio Engineering program at Spokane Falls Community College since 2006. He was instrumental in designing the curriculum and setting up the college’s new state-of-the-art digital audio lab and recording studio.

Steve graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a bachelor of music degree, majoring in Recording Arts and Sciences. His industry experience includes work at several large commercial recording studios, including Baker Sound in Philadelphia, and Sunset Sound and Bay 7 in Los Angeles. Steve has also done freelance audio engineering work for several record labels and entertainment companies including Geffen Records, Capital Records, Shangri-La Entertainment, and major artists including Usher, Ben Harper, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kid Rock, and Ivan Neville.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Steve also works on freelance recording and mixing projects.

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Guerrero, Rosi; Music Instructor (Piano)

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

Phone: (509) 533-3719

Email: Rosi.Guerrero@spokanefalls.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@spokanefalls.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@spokanefalls.edu

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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@spokanefalls.edu

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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@spokanefalls.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@spokanefalls.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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Meyer, Pamela; Audio Engineering Instructor

Meyer, Pamela; Audio Engineering Instructor Office: 15-213

Phone: (509) 533-3741

Email: Pamela.Meyer@spokanefalls.edu

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Ms. Meyer has been a member of the Spokane Falls Community College music faculty since 1993, and teaches live sound reinforcement and supervises the internship program for Audio Engineering students. She also provides audio support for music department concerts and college events.

Pam has worked in concert production and studio recording as an independent sound technician since 1992, and is recognized as one of the area's finest sound engineers. She has worked with national and local productions in venues throughout the area as a front-of-house engineer, monitor engineer, and systems engineer. She has also worked with the Spokane Symphony, Coeur d'Alene Symphony, the Festival at Sandpoint, George Relles Sound, Spokane Jazz Orchestra, and several area universities and high schools. She has also engineered for numerous national touring acts.

Pam was a member of the 560th Air Force Band (flute, piccolo, and saxophone) at Fairchild AFB for several years. She graduated with honors from Spokane Falls Community College and received an AA degree in general studies and an AAS in jazz studies.

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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@spokanefalls.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@spokanefalls.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: 15-209

Phone: (509) 533-3769

Email: Shelley.Rotz@spokanefalls.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@spokanefalls.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@spokanefalls.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@spokanefalls.edu

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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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