• B.M. University of Tennessee of Knoxville
    Email: sperkinson@leeuniversity.edu

    Guitar Instructor

    Shawn was born and raised in Cleveland, TN.  He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1987.  He was All-State Jazz Guitarist in 1986-1987.  In 1987 he was nominated for the Macy’s Day Parade in New York City.  He studied Jazz guitar at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  He has also studied under the well renowned Jerry Coker, Donald Brown and Mark Boling.  Shawn is a former member of “Kings of the Killer Fish” and has opened shows for Jerry Garcia Band, Wide Spread Panic, Charlie Daniels Band and performed at the 1997 MTV Spring Break Show in Panama City.  Shawn released a Jazz album in 2002 with the E.M.P. Project.  While he has studied Jazz most of his life, he is proficient in all styles of music.  He teaches guitar privately and serves as an instructor at Lee University.  Shawn joined The Collins Brothers in 2003.

Music Events Calendar

3/28
Sr. Recital: Ha-Eun Song, violin
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital: Ha-Eun Song, violin

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

3/28
Ladies of Lee Spring Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Ladies of Lee Spring Concert

The Ladies of Lee, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Rodgers, invites you to join them for their spring concert in Lee's beautiful stone chapel.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open...

3/29
Faculty Wind Quintet
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Wind Quintet

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

3/31
Graduate Recital: Tsai-Wei Li, piano
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Graduate Recital: Tsai-Wei Li, piano

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

3/31
Recital: Candace Lambert, & Clay Fissel, saxophone
Begins at 8:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Recital: Candace Lambert, & Clay Fissel, saxophone

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

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