Faculty

Craig Ferrin

Craig Ferrin

Instrumental Music

Campus:

South City

Room:

W244

Phone:

801-957-3465

Email:

Craig.Ferrin@slcc.edu

Thomas Baggaley

Thomas Baggaley

Composition/Theory/Music Technology

Campus:

South City

Room:

N324 F

Phone:

801-957-3237

Email:

Thomas.Baggaley@slcc.edu

Instrumental Faculty

Adam Larson

Adam Larson

Director, SLCC-Taylorsville Symphony Orchestra

Credentials:

Adam Larson received his Bachelors of Music Education at the University of Utah in 2003, where he played trumpet in the University’s Wind Ensemble, Orchestras, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, and Pep Band. He received his Masters of Music in Conducting through the American Band College program of Sam Houston State University in 2011. There, he was privileged to work with such artist as Anthony Maiello, Col. Arnald Gabriel, Col. Lowell Graham, The Boston Brass, the US Army Herald Trumpets, Jim Walker, Harry Watters, Frank Ticheli, Johan de Meij, Robert W. Smith, and many others.

Adam currently plays trumpet in the Utah Wind Symphony and occasionally does freelance work in town. Aside from his responsibilities at SLCC, Adam works full-time as the Instrumental Music Director at Skyline High School in Salt Lake City. He is frequently asked to do clinics and adjudicate various ensembles throughout the state.

Adam enjoys spending time with his family, playing with his kids, gourmet cooking, motorcycling, camping, scouting, and going to Disneyland!

Alex Ewokiuk

Alex Ewokiuk

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Campus:

South City

Barbara Shelton

Barbara Shelton

Adjunct Professor, Piano

Credentials:

Barbara Shelton has been involved with music most of her life. Finally, she made her interest in music official when she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado. Presently and for the past five years she has been teaching music classes and private piano lessons at Salt Lake Community College while continuing to maintain a private studio in West Jordan.

Previous to Salt Lake Community College she was involved in private piano teaching. Her students have been involved in piano evaluations and competitions; such as, UMTA Piano Competitions and Evaluations, UFMC Festival evaluations, Joy Robin Piano Competition, Utah State Fair Salute to Youth, Sterling Scholar, as well as regular studio recitals and UMTA chapter recitals, master classes, Monster Concerts, Clavinova Festivals, etc. Her students have consistently received superior ratings in the evaluations and two music Sterling Scholar awards.

She has been a member for many years of UFMC, UMTA, and MTNA with a NCTM certification. She has served as a board member and presenter for UMTA; specifically, as 1st Vice President, Secretary, Programs Coordinator, Recitals Chairman, Certification Chairman, Outreach Liaison, etc. She has accompanied for many people and performed at recitals, for music programs and organizations, as well as taught community education classes in music theory. She has also developed several tools for learning music and the piano.

Craig Ferrin

Craig Ferrin

Professor, Trumpet;

Credentials:

Dr. Craig Ferrin holds degrees from the University of Utah and Northwestern University. He joined the SLCC faculty following twelve years of exemplary instruction in Utah high schools. At SLCC he directs the Jazz Band, Concert Band and manages online, private instruction and instrumental music. He is active throughout Utah as a guest conductor, trumpet performer, adjudicator and clinician. In his youth he performed for McDonald’s All-American High School Band and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics All-American College Band.

Jamilyn Morris

Jamilyn Morris

Adjunct Professor, Cello

Credentials:

Cellist Jamilyn Morris combines passion and creativity in teaching and performing. A native to Salt Lake City, she began her cello studies with Richard Hoyt.

She earned her Bachelors of cello performance degree studying with Anne Francis and the Fry Street Quartet at Utah State University. While in Logan, she spent summers earning her Suzuki Teacher Certification from Carey Cheney and David Evenchick. She earned the status of Gold Level teacher at the Utah State University String Academy and taught beginning strings classes at Wellsville Elementary School.

While earning her Masters of Music degree in cello performance from Western Michigan University, she served as the cello teaching assistant to Bruce Uchimura. She performed with Michigan’s Southwest Symphony and Twin City Players.

She is now working toward her Doctorate of Musical Art degree from the University of Utah in cello performance with an emphasis in music education. She studies cello with John Eckstein and chamber music with Gerald Elias. She has served as a teaching assistant in the Graduate String Quartet, frequently performing throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

She spent time as the Lower School String Specialist at the Waterford School and now teaches cello lessons and Introduction to Music at Salt Lake Community College. She also teaches cello lessons and early musicianship classes through the Preparatory Division at the University of Utah. She frequently performs with the Salt Lake Choral Artists and Salt Lake Chamber Artists. She truly enjoys inspiring a love for music in cellists of all ages.

Jayne Drummond

Jayne Drummond

Adjunct Professor, Oboe

Credentials:

Oboist Jayne Drummond has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Her performances include
concerts with the Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Utah Regional Ballet, Utah Wind Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Tacoma Symphony and Tacoma Opera. As well as collaborating on various recording projects, Ms. Drummond is an active chamber musician has premiered new music at festivals such as the Gentse Vleugels Festival and the Utah Valley Contemporary Music Symposium. She is a founding member of the Alpine Chamber Winds, whose performances have been heard throughout Utah.

Committed to music education, she is on faculty at Utah Valley University, Salt Lake Community College, the Tuacahn Summer Symphonic Institute, and maintains a private teaching studio. Ms. Drummond holds degrees from 
Rice University and the University of Washington. Her primary teachers include such influential American oboists as John 
Delancie, Nathan Hughes, Robert Atherholt, and Robert Stephenson.

Jeffrey Hansen

Jeffrey Hansen

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Kathryn Monson

Kathryn Monson

Adjunct Professor, Voice

Credentials:

Kathryn Monson studied Vocal Performance & Pedagogy as well as Choral Education at Brigham Young University. There, and from her additional training and 10+ years of teaching, she has developed the skills to be able to teach all styles of singing in a hands-on, intuitive way.

She loves working with beginners, as well as with seasoned singers, teaching all styles of singing. Many of her students perform in musicals at the schools and local theaters. She focuses on helping each student develop healthy singing techniques, build a varied repertoire and gain confidence for auditioning and performing. Besides teaching private voice lessons, she also teaches Choir and Introduction to Music.

As a performer, Kathryn has enjoyed performing with the Utah Opera Chorus for four seasons, being in several productions of Savior of the World at the LDS Conference Center Theater, and being a guest soloist with the Salt Lake Symphony as well as the SLCC Chamber Choir.

Lynn Brown

Lynn Brown

Adjunct Professor, Percussion

Credentials:

Lynn Brown is a native of Utah. After a whirlwind world tour as a percussionist in the military, studying music in Germany, he returned in 1987. From that time he has been a school band and orchestra director grades 5-12, adjudicator, a performer and professor of music. In 1995 he established his own business, Fatback Music Productions, and operated as a freelance instructor, kit drummer, and arranger in several popular jazz and world music bands in the Salt Lake area. In 2008, he reentered he concert percussion scene as a timpanist and a percussionist with the Paradigm Chamber Orchestra, Salt Lake Choral Artists the American West Symphony of Sandy, and Salt Lake Symphony. Currently he is a professor of percussion and music at the Salt lake Community College, developing and introducing several new courses since 2003. Lynn holds a Master’s degree from the University of Utah and is currently a doctoral candidate. Affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Mio Cowden

Mio Cowden

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Credentials:

Dr. Mio Cowden has performed and taught throughout three different continents: Asia, Europe and North America.

In the Salt Lake City area, Mio studied under the direction of Dr. Susan Duehlmeier at the University of Utah and received her bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in piano performance.

At the University of Utah, she received the scholarships for undergraduate studies, where she maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout. She graduated with a Summa Cum Laude and was selected as the commencement speaker for the Fine Arts department graduation ceremony.

During that time, Mio appeared in the SummersArts competition. She placed 1st in the Arne Oldberg scholarship competition and 2nd in both the solo and concerto divisions.

Mio also studied at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Liszt Ferenc Zeneakadémia) in Budapest, Hungary, and received piano performance certifications of achievement. In Japan, Mio received piano performance degree and a music teacher's license in Japan, where she won a number of awards at numerous competitions.

Mio is currently an adjunct instructor at the Salt Lake Community College and an associate instructor at the University of Utah, School of Music. She has taught piano for over 25 years and enjoys sharing the joy of piano performance with her students.

Myroslava Hawryluk

Myroslava Hawryluk

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Sam Jewkes

Sam Jewkes

Adjunct Professor, Trombone and Euphonium

Credentials:

Sam Jewkes currently teaches Instrumental Music at Hillcrest Junior High in the Murray School District and Private Brass at Salt Lake Community College.

Mr. Jewkes holds a Master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado where he studied trombone performance with Dr. Nat Wickham, and a Bachelor's degree from Utah State University where he studied trombone with Dr. Todd Fallis and music education and conducting with Dr. Thomas Rohrer.

Mr. Jewkes currently performs with, and is the president of the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds. He has also performed with the 23rd Army Band, the Murray Concert Band and the Taylorsville City Symphony. Mr. Jewkes also enjoys composing. The Big Fat 4our for Wind Ensemble was premiered by the Wind Orchestra at Utah State University and has been performed by the Murray Concert Band as well.

Mr. Jewkes spends his free time running ultra marathons.

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Adjunct Professor, Piano

Credentials:

Stephanie Smith began her piano studies with Sharon Smith and later went on to receive her M.M. in piano performance from the University of Utah where she studied piano with Dr. Bonnie Gritton and Dr. Douglas Humpherys. Stephanie has traveled with the University of Utah Summer Arts Group performing in London, Scotland, Hungary and Austria. She has performed with the Summer Arts Orchestra on Temple Square, the Salt Lake Symphony and Taylorsville-SLCC Symphony Orchestra. Stephanie's competition achievements include honorable mention in the Summer Arts Concerto Competition and first place in the Summer Arts Piano Competition, Young Artist Division. She also received second place in the Debose International Piano Competition in Louisiana and has received various scholarships from the University of Utah and Mu Phi Epsilon. Stephanie at this time is presently an adjunct professor of music at SLCC, where she teaches private piano, group piano and performs with SLCC Chamber Singers.

Steve Lowry

Steve Lowry

Adjunct Professor, Guitar

Credentials:

Steve Lowry began formal teaching at Utah State University as an undergrad in 1984 where he later received a Bachelor of Music Degree. He has been teaching Private Students In Riverton and West Valley since 1989 and began teaching Guitar and Fretboard Theory classes at Salt Lake Community College in 1996. He has performed professionally for over 30 Years throughout the Rockies and for a time in Nashville, Tennessee (Sharing the stage with a variety of players such as now famous bassist Victor Wooten) and as a solo artist. He was Voted “Best of Utah 1995 (Electric Guitar)” in the “City Weekly” readers poll And has performed with the local band “Zion Tribe” since 1993 and in “Steventri” with Vocalist Trina Lowry and with the Jazz combo “Straight No Chaser” as well as many other local artists of various musical styles and genre.

Tyler Oliphant

Tyler Oliphant

Adjunct Professor, Voice

Credentials:

Tyler Oliphant is a confident and accomplished performer in every classical genre and style. From Bach to Mozart to Floyd, Britten, and Janacek, his “rich and expressive Baritone” is comfortable on both the opera or concert stage. He was heard on the international broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir where he premiered Mack Wilberg’s new Requiem under the baton of Craig Jessop. He was featured in the baritone solos in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in as well.

He made his debut with Indianapolis Opera in the role of the Sergeant of Police for their production of The Pirates of Penzance in March 2009. He reprised this same role with Pacific Repertory Opera in September 2009. His most recent foray into this same Gilbert and Sullivan operetta was with the Hale Center Theatre in Utah where he did over 60 performances in the role of the Pirate King during the fall of 2010. He has performed numerous times with Utah Opera, including the 2012 season in their production of Rigoletto and continues to have a good relationship with that company. He was heard in the role of the Bonze in Madama Butterfly for Intermountain Opera in May 2012.

Because this versatile baritone is equally at ease with oratorio works, he is soloist with the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City Utah. In that capacity, he will be heard in May 2011 in Richard Proulx’ The Pilgrim, singing both the baritone solos and as the narrator. This work is scheduled to be recorded for a major label with a release date yet to be determined. With the Cathedral he has performed both Mendelssohn’s St Paul in March 2009 and again for their 100th anniversary of this majestic institution in August 2009 as soloist in Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. He has also recently been the featured soloist for them doing Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs and Bach Cantata no. 192.

Mr. Oliphant’s stage appearances include Michigan Opera Theatre, Ohio Light Opera, Pine Mountain Music Festival, Third Angle Opera Company and Utah Opera. His roles include Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Papageno in The Magic Flute, and his favorite role as the title character in Verdi’s Falstaff. Italian critics praised his “rich, nuanced voice” and his perfect command of the language when he made his international debut as Falstaff under the baton of Joseph Rescigno with La Musica Lyrica of northern Italy. Mr. Oliphant’s credits also include Sulpice in La fille du régiment, Elder McLean in Susannah, Benoit/Alcindoro in La Bohème, the Sergeant of Police in Pirates of Penzance and the Sacristan in Tosca. He appeared at Utah Opera for their production of Gianni Schicchi May 2010 and again in May 2011 in their production of Falstaff.

In concert Mr. Oliphant has performed Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Creation numerous times as well as Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Britten’s Cantate Misericordium and Dona Nobis Pacem. Bach has become a particular staple in this artist’s repertoire with performances of the St. John Passion, solo cantatas nos. 56 and 82, as well as excerpted arias from the St. Matthew Passion and the B minor mass.

Tyler Oliphant received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah and his Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan where he studied with Martin Katz, Lorna Haywood and Luretta Bybee. He currently is completing his DMA at the University of Utah and balances that with his performing career.