Cotter, Daniel; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-4164
With a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from Harid Conservatory and with a Master of Music Degree from the
Cleveland Institute of Music, Daniel Cotter has 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., as well as here 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 Domigo Festival Orchestra. He was also a Professor at the Superior Institute of Music of the State of
Veracruz from 2001-2005. Currently, he is the 2nd and Eb clarinetist with the Spokane Symphony and Adjunct Professor of
Clarinet at Spokane Falls Community College and Eastern Washington University.
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Drumm, Melissa; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3195
Ms. Drumm joined the SFCC Music Department faculty in 1992, teaching Private Voice, Singing I and II, and
Music Appreciation courses.
The professional career for soprano Melissa Percy Drumm
includes both concert and opera performances. She has been 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. She 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. Her
European engagements include performances in Graz, Vienna, and at "Studio VOICES" in Paris. 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". She has also sung roles in "La Boheme",
"Suor Angelica", "La Traviata" and "Cosi Fan Tutte" and in "L'Elisir D'Amore" with the Ft. Worth Opera.
A native of Kansas, Ms. Drumm holds a Master of Music from Texas Christian University.
She studied with William Woodruff and Margaret Kalil in New York and has worked under the direction of Leonard
Bernstein, Paul Nadler and Joel Ethan Fried. She also received training from Eleanor Steber, Mignon Dunn and
Licia Albanese. As a member of the faculty at Spokane Falls Community College, Ms. Drumm has performed with the
SFCC Orchestra, SFCC Community Band, Jazz Ensemble, Choral ensembles and the Spartan Theatre in "A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Camelot". Ms. Drumm has been listed multiple times in the "Who's Who
Among America's Teachers". Within the Spokane community, she has also performed for "Art on the Green", Opera
Buffs, Holy Names Music Center. Ms. Drumm is the Director of Music Ministry at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church.
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Gamberoni, Steve; Audio Engineering Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3212
Steve has been a faculty member in the Audio Technology program at Spokane Falls Community
College since 2006. Steve came to Spokane to head up the new, fast-growing audio program and
was instrumental in designing the curriculum and setting up the school's new state-of-the-art
Digital Audio Lab. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Steve still takes on freelance
recording and mixing projects.
Steve's background in the industry started
in 1994 when he graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Music degree,
majoring in Recording Arts and Sciences. He then took his degree to Philadelphia where he first
broke into the recording industry working at Baker Sound, a post-production and voice-over facility.
He moved to Los Angeles where he worked as an engineer at several large commercial recording studios,
including Sunset Sound and Bay 7. By the time he left LA in 2003, Steve was an accomplished freelance
audio engineer with credits including major artists, record labels and entertainment companies such
as Usher, Ben Harper, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kid Rock, Ivan Neville, Shangri-La Entertainment, Geffen Records,
and Capital Records.
With his background established in the commercial recording
field, Steve turned his attention to teaching the recording arts. He was on the faculty at Full Sail,
a major media arts college in Orlando, Florida, before joining the faculty at Drexel University in
Philadelphia, where he designed and taught courses in their newly established Music Industry program.
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Guerrero, Rosi; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3719
Dr. Rosi Guerrero has been a full-time tenured faculty member in the music department since 1998 and heads the
piano department at Spokane Falls Community School. Her expertises lie 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. Recently, Dr. Guerrero piloted a funding proposal to upgrade the music building
at SFCC, and the music department was awarded $15 million dollars to renovate and add-on to it's building in
Dr. Guerrero is a member of the Washington State Music Teachers Association Spokane
Chapter and the Music Teachers National Association. She has an extensive educational background with a Doctoral
of Musical Arts Degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, a Master of Music Degree from the
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, and a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Victoria, British
Columbia, Canada. All three degrees emphasize a major in piano performance. Guerrero's piano studies also
include Gyorgy Sebok at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada, Robin Wood, Nohema Fernandez and Ralph
Dr. Guerrero is a strong advocate of the philosophy that music education and
participation in music should be accessible to everyone. Music is expressive, inventive, meaningful, but most
importantly, humanistic. It is an artistic form of self-expression from within. Offering music instruction
within the community provides all students with diverse backgrounds, regardless of their age, level or ethnicity,
the opportunity to contribute to the cultural and social life of the communities in which they live.
Rosi has been an adjudicator for the Washington State Music Teachers Association State Honors
Piano Recital Competition, the Washington State Music Teachers Association Honors Recognition Piano Recital and
the Michigan Music Association Annual Piano Competition. She has toured Japan, Quebec and Vancouver for the
Worldwide and National Music Festival. As a performer, Rosi has had a wide variety of experiences in the solo,
chamber and accompanying repertoire. She has performed in numerous recitals throughout Western Canada,
Southwestern and Eastern United States, and presented a piano lecture recital on "The Evolution and Idiosyncrasy
of Stravinsky's Solo Piano Works" in Michigan.
Rosi Guerrero also actively participates in
seminars and workshop's across the Western region, including the Piano Pedagogy summer workshops in Calgary,
Alberta, Canada, the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Pacific Northwest Teachers
Seminar in Portland, Oregon, and the Seminar in Community and Technical College Education in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Guerrero served on the music faculty as an adjunct instructor in piano pedagogy at
Michigan State University (MSU) and has been a former faculty member of the Community Music School at MSU, the
Tucson Valley Suzuki Association, and the Southwest School of Music in Tucson. Functioning as supervisor and
coordinator of the Class Piano Program at MSU, she supervised and trained the class piano graduate teaching
assistants and dealt with approximately 125 music majors and non-music majors at the undergraduate level on a
daily basis. Through lecture-demonstrations of keyboard applications skills and music fundamentals, she assisted
students in acquiring skills to improvise, develop aural cognition, harmonize and apply theoretical concepts to
other subjects within their degree program.
Her extensive training also includes working with
beginning level pedagogy courses and the piano pedagogy Children's Preparatory Program at MSU, providing hands-on
demonstrations and acting as supervising teacher for undergraduate pedagogy and piano majors. This is an
innovative and valuable program to undergraduate degree students because it provides the opportunity for college
students to become directly involved within the community, and at the same time, equips students with the
necessary teaching tools in order to prepare them toward a successful teaching career in music.
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Joham, Kristin; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-4164
Kristin Joham is currently 4th horn with the Spokane Symphony. She came to Spokane to join the orchestra in 2008 after
finishing her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Horn Performance from the University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music. During her time in Ohio, Ms. Joham was a frequent substitute musician with the Dayton
Philharmonic and Columbus, Indiana Philharmonic Orchestras. In addition to teaching at SFCC, she teaches privately in Spokane
and at Eastern Washington University.
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Krumbholz, Gerald; Instructor (Department Chair)
Phone: (509) 533-3991
Gerald A. Krumbholz received his B.A. in music education from the University of South Florida, his M.M. in music
theory from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, and his Ph.D. in music theory from
the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. His doctoral dissertation, "Friedrich Wilhelm
Marpurg's Abhandlung von der Fuge (1753-4)", examined both Marpurg's theories on fugal procedure as well as the
musical and literary sources for those theories.
Prior to his arrival at SFCC Dr. Krumbholz
has taught music theory courses at the Eastman School of Music, Monroe Community College (Rochester, NY), 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. He
has published articles in "Theory and Practice" and "The Harmonizer" and has 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 Spokane's men's barbershop chorus, "The Pages of Harmony".
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Lansing, Nathan; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3721
Nathan Lansing graduated from Edmonds Community College after two years in Soundsation (the college's select vocal jazz
ensemble) and Symphonic Choir. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Choral Music Education and his Master's degree in Choral
Conducting from Central Washington University, earning spots in all available select choral ensembles. 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, or emcee at numerous vocal, choral and jazz festivals, competitions and retreats across the Pacific Northwest and
the Dakotas since 1989. 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.
At Spokane Falls Community College, Nathan directs Men's & Women's Choirs, Chamber Choir, Summer Choir, and Vocal Jazz
(both ensemble and solo). He also teaches courses in music theory, music fundamentals, and the history of popular music. In
2011, he earned the Instructionally-Related Programs Club Advisor of the Year award. He is a published choral arranger,
lyricist, and composer with Sound Music Publications; a founding member of Spokane Choral Artists; and has performed with the
Northwest Bach Festival Chorus and the Spokane Choral Project.
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McCollim, Danny; Audio Engineering Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3238
Danny is a member of the music faculty at SFCC and Whitworth College and has performed with jazz greats Michael
Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, Ernie Watts and Richie Cole, to name a few. He is very involved in the local music
scene as a member of All Fall Down, the leader of Jazz Conspiracy and a featured performer with the Spokane
Symphony and Spokane Jazz Orchestra. Danny received his B.A. in Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
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Meyer, Pamela; Audio Engineering Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3741
Ms. Meyer has been a member of the SFCC Music Department faculty since 1993, currently teaching Live Sound Reinforcement I & II,
Coop Ed Seminar, supervises the Internship Program and provides PA sound and recordings for the SFCC Music Department and Student
She 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. Her experience with many national and local productions as a front-of-house engineer, monitor
engineer, and systems engineer in different venues across the Pacific Northwest has provided her the skills and knowledge to
operate most any PA system available. Some of her clients include The Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Martin Woldson Theater at the
Fox, The Couer d'Alene Symphony, The Festival at Sandpoint, George Relles Sound Inc., Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Whitworth University,
Lewis & Clark H.S., St George's School, Mead H.S., Eastern Washington University, and Gonzaga University, to name a few.
Ms. Meyer has also engineered for numerous distinguished performers and touring acts such as Brandi Carlile, Keb'Mo', Glenn
Yarbrough, Natalie Cole, Natalie Macmaster, Clark Terry, David Sanchez, Mike Stern Band, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl (Conrad
Herwig's Latin Side of Miles, Trane and Wayne), Ernie Watts, Utah Phillips, Little Feat, Hal Ketchum, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band,
Mavis Staples, Suzy Bogguss, John Hiatt, John Mayall, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Asleep at the Wheel, John Prine, Johnny
Lang, Leroy Bell, Curtis Salgato, Madeleine Peyroux and more.
She was a member of the 560th Air Force Band (flute, piccolo, saxophone) at Fairchild AFB for 5 years and retired from the USAF
ANG after 26 years. She is a union member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 93 since 1995. She graduated from SFCC
with honors (Jazz studies/Audio engineer A.A.S. and General Studies A.A.).
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Shelley, Rotz; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3769
Shelley joined the SFCC Music Department faculty in the fall of 2003. Currently, she teaches Theory 1 and 2, World Music,
Private Violin and Viola, and is the Director of the SFCC Orchestra. She has been a violinist in the Spokane Symphony
Orchestra since 2001 and is the violinist for 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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Westrick, Rick; Percussion Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3907
Rick Westrick has been a member of the music faculty at Spokane Falls Community College since 1989, teaching
jazz drumset. He received a B.M. from Eastern Washington University in 1981 and is an active freelance performer
and teacher throughout the Spokane area.
Rick is a member of the Spokane Symphony's percussion
section and performs regularly with the orchestra. As one of Spokane's leading drumset 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 to
teaching at SFCC, Rick is also director of the percussion ensemble at Gonzaga Preparatory School and maintains
a large private teaching studio.
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Woods, Kevin; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3757
Trumpeter/composer Kevin Woods is quickly emerging as one of the most melodic and emotive voices in improvised music in the
Northwest. His passion for both performance and education have made him in demand as a leader and a sideman as well as a
composer, arranger and clinician. Woods received his B.A. in Music from Western Washington University and his M.M. in Jazz
Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Kevin has performed with Cuban saxophonist and bandleader Paquito D'Rivera, trombonist Slide Hampton, tenor saxophonist Joe
Lovano, trumpeters Randy Brecker, Brian Lynch, Claudio Roditi and many others. He has been a member of numerous award-winning and
nationally touring musical groups and has performed at many national and international music festivals. Woods has been featured
in both Downbeat and Jazziz magazines and in 2007 he 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 high praise and airplay on jazz radio stations
throughout North America and Europe.
As an educator, Woods has taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Whatcom Community College, Western Washington University
and Seakyung College in South Korea. He has given clinics and performances at numerous public schools and colleges throughout the
US and has served as adjudicator and clinician for many jazz festivals. Currently, Kevin lives in Spokane, Washington where he is
active as a performer, educator and composer/arranger and serves as trumpet and jazz instructor at Spokane Falls Community
College. He leads the Kevin Woods Trio and co-leads the Malmo, Sweden based Woods/Axelsson Quartet. Kevin is a clinician/artist
for the Conn-Selmer Company.
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Yang, Zhao Zhao; Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-4164
Zhao Zhao Yang was born in Beijing and started learning the piano at the age of four. In
1991, her family migrated to Sydney, Australia, and she had her first performance at the
Sydney Opera House in the Suzuki Graduation concert at the age of nine. She received a
full music scholarship to attend St. Catherine's School and won several prizes in
Eisteddfods and competitions in and around Sydney.
Zhao Zhao received the Richard Munz prize for her double bachelor degree in Music and
Education at the University of New South Wales and graduated with honours in 2005.
She was also one of the four finalists in the Sony Foundation Music Scholarship program.
In 2008, Zhao Zhao graduated with Master of Music Studies in performance at the
Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She performed in ensembles including the Modern
Music Ensemble at the Aurora Festival, which was broadcasted on ABC Classic FM, and
featured in the Sounds Sensational chamber concert series. She participated in numerous
master classes including one with Christina Ortiz at the Conservatory. Zhao Zhao studied
piano with Nada Brissenden, Julie Adam and Stephanie McCallum in Sydney.
Zhao Zhao received a Doctor of Musical Arts from Michigan State University in 2012.
She studied with George Vatchnadze and Minsoo Sohn at MSU. Her DMA paper focuses
on the Symphonie for solo piano by the French Romantic composer Charles-Valentin
Alkan. She also performed in concerts as part of the Chopin Bicentennial Celebrations in
2010, in which she played alongside studio colleagues, Professor Vatchnadze, and
Professor Alexander Korsantia of New England Conservatory. Zhao Zhao competed in
the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 2010 and competed with her ensemble
Trio Arvo in several national competitions in the US in 2011, including the MTNA
chamber section, in which they received the runners up place. In June 2011, Zhao Zhao
gave a solo recital as part of the "Piano at Ten" series in Bundanoon, Australia, and in
December 2011, she collaborated with a colleague to give a recital at the Flint Institute of
Music in Michigan. More recently, Zhao Zhao collaborated with a MSU colleague to
give a cello and piano recital at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, as part of Musical Armenia
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Zyskowski, Marty; Music Instructor
Phone: (509) 533-3770
Marty Zyskowski is a native of Dearborn, Michigan and graduated from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where
he earned the Bachelor and Master degrees. Marty worked his way through college performing nightly with blues, jazz
and society bands in Detroit, Chicago and Windsor, Canada and was on call regularly to record commercial jingles for
Ford, Chrysler and General Motors Corporations. While attending the University of Michigan, he performed under the
direction of the legendary Dr. William D. Revelli, and recorded on the Vanguard label at Carnegie Hall in New York
Zyskowski joined the music faculty at Eastern Washington University in 1968 at the age of 20, and went on to
distinguish himself over the next three decades as one of the regions leaders in music education and performance. He
served as principal timpanist with The Spokane Symphony Orchestra and NW Bach Festival Orchestra for 36 years and was
the first president of the Washington Percussive Arts Society. Marty was co-founder of The Northwest Percussion
Festival and has served as adjudicator, clinician and guest soloist conductor throughout the US and Canada.
Professor Zyskowski was awarded the PTI (Pacific Foundation Faculty Achievement Award) medal for teaching excellence
in 1966 and was inducted into the WMEA (Washington Music Educators) Hall of Fame in 2000. In 1993, he was invited to
present a series of master classes at The Royal Academy of Music at Copenhagen, Denmark and was escorted by Jans
Pustjens (principal percussion with the Concertgebauw, Amsterdam) to evaluate European timpani instruments at the
Adams Music Corporation, Thorn, Holland.
In 1997, Marty was recipient of a United State Agency for International Development (USAID) grant to teach western
music and study African drumming techniques at The University of Cape Coast, Ghana, West Africa. Zyskowski then
founded and developed the African Drum Ensemble program at EWU and has presented numerous workshops, lectures and
performances throughout the Northwest as part of the Eastern Horizons series "An American Drummer in Africa".
Professor Zyskowski conducted the EWU Symphonic Orchestra and was founder/conductor of The EWU Film, Art and
Theatre Orchestra. Marty is Professor Emeritus at EWU and is currently Music Director and Conductor of The Wenatchee
Valley Symphony Orchestra.
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