George Colligan
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George Colligan

George C.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have a lot of experience in music. I graduated from Peabody Conservatory with a BM in Music ED and I have a Master's from Queens College. I have toured internationally as a jazz pianist since 1992, and I have recorded many albums as a leader and an accompanist. I have been teaching at Portland State University since 2011 and I am an Associate Professor. I like teaching students of all different levels and backgrounds. I'm extremely patient and I love to see how students progress.

About George C.

Hi, I'm George Colligan! I'm from Columbia, MD. I lived in NYC for 15 years as a freelance jazz artist. I have been living in Portland, OR for 9 years. I am an Associate Professor at Portland State University. I love to teach students of all levels. Music is my life and I believe in sharing information. Music and Art are noble and valuable pursuits. I want to help students achieve their goals. I'm open to all styles of music. I also have insight in to how to avoid injury and how to play pain free, which is a common issue among all instrumentalists. I look forward to teaching you!

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Experience

Associate Professor
Sep 2011 - Present

Portland State University

Jazz Area Coordinator, Lessons, Ensembles, Jazz History, Jazz And American Culture, Big Band, Small Groups, Jazz Improv, Composition, Arranging

Education

Master's in Jazz Studies
Sep 2006 - May 2007

Queens College Aaron Copeland School Of Music

Classical Trumpet And Music Education
Sep 1987 - May 1991

Peabody Conservatory

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2015 DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll (Keyboard)
Sep 2015

Downbeat Magazine

Affiliations

College Music Society, The
Jul 2009
The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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