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The Music Department faculty and staff members are recognized for their accomplishments as performers, composers, educators, producers and engineers.


Helena AzevedoHelena Azevedo

Piano & Piano Ensemble  

Master of Music, University of Texas | 206-533-6608

 Office: #806 / 800 Music Building


Brazilian pianist Helena Azevedo became involved in music at a very young age. Helena's formal music education consists of a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. She also completed the coursework for a Doctorate in Piano Performance at U.T. Austin.


Highlights of Helena's performance career include: Guest Soloist with the Belem Symphony, Brazil; Prize Winner, "Debut Tour Competition" (LMC), and several performances in local prestigious venues; SAM, Frye Museum, and Benaroya Hall. Helena loves to spend time with her family, travel back to her native country, hike around the Pacific Northwest, and live music.



Dave BristowDave Bristow

Music Technology  

BSc Psychology, University of Aston in Birmingham | 206-546-4605



Dave Bristow was born in London and began to study music on the piano at an early age. He graduated from university with a BSc in Psychology but soon turned his musical talents full-time and worked as a professional piano/keyboard player with jazz fusion, rock and folk bands. His interest in electronic music and sound steered him towards synthesizer design and development and he played a key role creating factory voicing for the well-known DX7 synthesizer and indeed most of Yamaha's FM synthesizers up to and including the SY99, and is internationally recognized as one of the important contributors to the development and voicing of FM synthesis, co-authoring a text-book on the subject with Dr John Chowning called "FM Theory and Applications".


Dave has toured the world as a professional synth demonstrator teaching courses on synthesis and related acoustics in Europe and the USA. He spent three years at Pierre Boulez's music research institute, IRCAM in Paris, running a MIDI and synthesis studio and working with the visiting composers. He moved to the United States in 1995 to work with the electronic music company Emu Systems, Inc. in product development with sampling and filter based synthesizers. Following that in 2002, he began working again with Yamaha as a consultant, focusing on the introduction and support of their small format audio chip series (SMAF) for cell-phones and other mobile devices with ringtones and system sounds. More recently he ran and developed a non-profit community music school for four years on Bainbridge Island, and now spends his time teaching electronic music production and synthesis, and playing with his jazz trio.



photo pendingDon Dieterich

Drums & Percussion

Master of Music Performance, Penn State University | 206-271-3458



Don Dieterich has been a professional freelance drummer and percussionist in Seattle since 1984, and has performed for a broad range of audiences in a variety of settings such as, performance halls, night clubs, music festivals and schools. He has played with musicians as diverse as jazz legends Phil Woods and Eddie Daniels to Nashville country artist Chely Wright. He has extensive recording experience working with composers and bands from playing on individual tracks to film scores to radio and television jingles.


Don has taught hundreds of students from beginning to advanced over the past 20 years and is a music faculty member at Shoreline Community College. As a music instructor, he believes in tailoring his instruction to help each student reach their unique creative musical potential through solid fundamental technique, music reading, improvisation and introducing different styles of music.


Mr. Dieterich holds a Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music Performance from Penn State University and earned his Masters of Education through City University.



Barry EhrlichBarry Ehrlich

Professor Emeritus  

Master of Arts, California State University, Hayward 



Barry Ehrlich teaches music appreciation and is a graduate of San Francisco State University (Bachelor of Music) and California State University, Hayward (Master of Music). He has been a member of the music department since 1978 after having taught high school band in Mountain View, California for seven years. Mr. Ehrlich also plays in the Thalia Symphony Orchestra and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra where is the bass trombonist. Barry retired in 2011.



Jim ElentenyJim Elenteny

Music Technology, Guitar Ensemble, Private Guitar

Master of Music, Five Towns College | 206-533-6669

Office: #810 / Building #800


Jim Elenteny is an audio engineer and musician. He holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Commercial Music, with a major in Composition and Arranging, from Five Towns College, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Five Towns College in Jazz/Commercial Music, with a major in Audio Engineering. Jim also holds a Bachelor of the Arts with a major in Anthroplogy from SUNY Stonybrook. 


Jim is an active perfomer in the Northwest, playing fingerstyle acoustic guitar as well as guitar and bass in local rock groups.



Dr. Charles EnlowDr. Charles Enlow

Collaborative Piano, Small Vocal Ensembles, Opera & Musical Theater  

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Texas at Austin | 206-546-4524

Office: #860 / 800 Music Building


Charles Enlow has been richly praised throughout the United States and in Europe for his sensitive and virtuosic recital performances. In the Pacific Northwest, he has appeared frequently as a solo recitalist and as a collaborator with vocalists and chamber music ensembles.


A native of Idaho, Dr. Enlow began his study of the piano at the age of ten with Fern Coonrod. He continued his studies at the Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Dr. Enlow attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He has studied and coached with many master teachers, including Martin Canin, Mack McCray, Claude Frank, James Dick, Yo-Yo Ma, and Rosina Lhevinne. Scholarships and prizes include the Mary D. Bold Fellowship for Studies in Piano Performance, Mary Frances Bowles Couper endowed Presidential Scholarship in Piano Performance at the University of Texas at Austin, awards from the Federated Music Clubs, and the Battelle Research Center's Young Artists Series. In addition, he was twice Regional Winner and National Finalist in Music Teachers National Association Young Artists Competitions.


An active performer, Dr. Enlow has performed a variety of solo piano works from the French, Spanish, and Russian piano repertory. Dr. Enlow has also done extensive research on the piano music of Gabriel Faurè. His dissertation study, "The Thirteen Piano Barcarolles of Gabriel Faurè: A Stylistic and Analytical Study," is currently being revised for publication.


As a collaborative pianist, Charles Enlow has worked with a variety of renowned vocalists including William Lewis, Darlene Wiley, Pamela South, and Elizabeth Mannion. From 1997-1998 he served as principal pianist and vocal coach with the Austrian American Mozart Academy in Salzburg, Austria. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University. At Shoreline Community College he teaches  piano, music theory, vocal ensemble performance, and is the Producer and Director of Shoreline Community College's opera and musical theater productions.



Sue EnnisSue Ennis

Songwriting & Music Business  

Master of Arts, University of California, Berkeley | 206-533-6607

Office: #811 / 800 Music Building


Ennis teaches the Vocational Music Seminar, Music Business and The Craft of Songwriting at Shoreline Community College in Seattle, and holds B.A. degrees in English and German Literature from Willamette University and an M.A. in German Lit from University of California, Berkeley.


Sue is a Seattle-based songwriter/publisher who has co-written over 70 songs for legendary rock band, Heart, with over 30 million records sold. Hits include "Dog and Butterfly," "Straight On," "Even It Up," "How Can I Refuse" and "Nobody's Home."


She has co-written songs for feature films including "The Golden Child" starring Eddie Murphy and "Thomas and The Magic Railroad." In 2005, her comic jingle for a Seattle roofing company, co-written with Hummie Mann, took 1st prize, known as a "Soundie" in NW radio awards. She is the President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of NARAS ("The Recording Academy").



photo pendingDr. Cynthia A. Grace

Copyright & Trademark Law  

Juris Doctor, Washington and Lee University, School of Law | 425-954-6724



Grace teaches Rights and Methods in Multimedia at Shoreline Community College in Seattle. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University. Although a licensed attorney, she spends most of her time teaching and mentoring artists, musicians and other creative types. When not operating in theater of the court room, she has worked as a sound engineer, stage manager and light technician in various theaters in the Seattle area.


Her passion is to make sure all are up to speed on the current legal landscape in which we operate. That means helping non-lawyers understand the nature of the rights that are granted to content creators and to prepare them to protect their intellectual property.



Jeff JunkinsmithJeff Junkinsmith

Music Theory and Piano  

Ph.D. in Composition, University of Iowa | 206-546-4605

Office: #808 / 800 Music Building


Jeff Junkinsmith holds a B.A. from Occidental College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Composition and Music Theory from the University of Iowa where he studied with Richard Hervig and D.Martin Jenni. He has composed music for many media, but has had a special affinity for choral music and music for dance. Several of his choral works have become part of the standard repertoire of the renowned Compline Choir at St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle. Dr. Junkinsmith has taught all levels of music theory at Shoreline since 1997.


In 2009, he wrote the textbook Music Theory: It's Not Rocket Science, which has been used for first year music theory in the Shoreline music department ever since.



Jeff KashiwaJeff Kashiwa

Music Technology, Woodwind Ensemble, Funk & Groove

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Cal State Long Beach | 206-546-4605

Office: #808 / 800 Music Building


Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa became known as one of the most compelling saxophonists in contemporary jazz during his first year with The Rippingtons in 1989. He performed hundreds of shows all over the world and has appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings. Jeff has spent 28 years performing with a variety of contemporary jazz groups and headlining as a solo artist. He has released nine solo CDs and continually records as a guest for many other artists too.


Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Kim Waters in 2004. They've released 3 CDs so far and they continue to charm audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte' on tours across the U.S. and abroad.  In addition to his active recording and touring career, Kashiwa is a Yamaha artist who has given many clinics while on tour across the country. Kashiwa brings his passion for music education to Shoreline Community College, leading ensembles and teaching Music Technology courses online. He has designed 4 online courses: all of them have been certified by Quality Matters, a nationally recognized online course design panel. Jeff is also an instructor at Foundry10, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing middle school and high school students an opportunity to create art and music in the digital realm.


Jeff spent two years studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at Cal State Long Beach in 1986. His primary instruments are saxophone, flute and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). For more information about Jeff's tour dates or recordings, you can visit his website at



alan keithAlan Keith

Trumpet, Jazz Concepts / Improvisation

Bachelor of Arts in Music, University of Washington



Trumpeter Al Keith is a veteran of Seattle’s jazz and R&B scene, leaving the University of Washington to tour with professional road bands opening shows up and down the West Coast for James Cotton, Etta James, Tower of Power, the Average White Band, the Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, the Four Tops, Cab Calloway and many others. He returned later to UW to complete his bachelor’s degree in music and today works in many Seattle big bands, including the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra and the Emerald City Big Band, often with a home at Second Avenue club Tula’s. He also performs with David Marriott’s Triskaideka Band and advises at Cornish College of the Arts for Tom Varner’s student ensembles. He’s performed with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and was a founding member of the Roadside Attraction Big Band and has many commercial music credits, including work for Nordstrom, Toyota and Macy’s.


Alan Keith directs the Trumpet Ensemble and teaches Jazz Concepts / Improvisation at Shoreline Community College.


Steve KimSteve Kim

Bass, Electric Bass, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Ensembles  

A.A. Tacoma Community College | 206-533-6663

Office: #859 / 800 Music Building


Bassist Steve Kim currently appears with guitarist Don Mock and percussionist Jacques Willis playing original music and jazz repertoire. He has also toured and performed with Larry Coryell, Alphonse Mouzon, Carter Jefferson, Dave Valentine, Jay Thomas and Scott Cossu.


He has been commissioned to compose for the Southern Arts Council, the Seattle Arts Commission, choreographers Bill Evans, Clay Talefero and Jeff Bickford, and northwest filmmaker Eric Patton. In 1987 Steve served as a cultural ambassador representing the City of Seattle in Japan, and in 1989 was honored as a Centennial Artist during the Washington State Centennial Celebration. In 2007 he returned to Japan, touring with guitarist Brian Nova & Vibraphonist Kiyoko Ami. He has studied bass with Ray Brown, Gary Peacock and composition / improvisation with the late Charlie Banacos.


Steve Kim is associate faculty in the music department at Shoreline Community College, and teaches privately through South Seattle Community College. In addition, he has taught at Pacific Lutheran University, The National Guitar Workshop, The Experience Music Project and the Roberts Music Institute.


For more information about Steve Kim, you can visit his website.



Fred LokkenDr. Fredrick Lokken

Choral Ensembles, Voice, Conducting  

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Washington | 206-546-5899

Office: #863 / 800 Music Building


Fredrick Lokken directs the Chamber Chorale and Shoreline Singers, teaches private voice, and teaches conducting at Shoreline Community College, where he has been on the music faculty since 2000. Conductor of collegiate, community, and church choirs in Minnesota, California, and the Seattle area for over twenty years, he received the DMA degree in choral conducting from the University of Washington, where he studied with Abraham Kaplan and Joan Conlon. He has done further study under such eminent conductors as Helmuth Rilling, Joseph Flummerfelt, and Jon Washburn. Dr. Lokken also holds a degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and sang with the professional Dale Warland Singers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for several years.


In addition to his work at the college, Dr. Lokken is Artistic Director / Conductor of the award-winning Bellevue Chamber Chorus.



Steve MalottSteve Malott

Digital Audio Technology

Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington | 206-546-4670

Office: #809 / 800 Music Building


Steve Malott  is President of Malott + Associates, a creative audio production, multimedia, engineering, and project management company specializing in audio and video post-production resources for clients like Microsoft, Egghead Discount Software, Hewlett-Packard and others. He has produced work for Boeing, Starwave, and KidStar Interactive Media creating CD-R and on-line audio, and audio-for-video. He also has been integral in the design and construction of several Seattle-area recording studios, including Studio 5 Recording, Lawson Productions (now Bad Animals, Seattle), Schorr Communications, HTI Studios (Healthtalk Interactive) and Mark Weinstein Music. Steve Malott has over 30 years experience as voice talent and worked on-air at the following radio stations between 1972 and 1997: KCMU, KUOW, KZOK, KBRD, KRKO, KARR, KPLZ, and KKDZ, Radio Disney.


Steve Malott is a tenured faculty member in the music department at Shoreline Community College. He teaches classes in ProTools and other music technology such as Digital Performer MIDI sequencing software. 



Tom Moran

Tom Moran

Bluegrass Band  

Master of Library Service, University of Washington  | 206-546-4744


Tom Moran has been a very active mandolinist and teacher in the Seattle area for more than 30 years. He founded the current Seattle Mandolin Orchestra in 1980, and currently serves on their board. He is known in the region as the “dean" of mandolin and plays with several bands including the Downtown Mountain Boys, one of the featured acts at Wintergrass. Tom is a columnist for Mandolin Magazine.


Tom is also the Interim Dean of Library, eLearning and Information Services at Shoreline Community College, and has led a group of college librarians from around the state in developing a series of Web-based Information literacy tutorials designed to help students with research skills.


Tom teaches a popular bluegrass class at Shoreline Community College. He is also an assistant instructor at the Wintergrass Youth Academy.


Get more information about the Downtown Mountain Boys here.



Ken NoreenKen Noreen

Shoreline Concert Band  

Master of Education, University of Washington | 206-546-4759

Office: #812 / 800 Music Building


Ken Noreen has been an associate professor, teaching Concert Band at SCC for over twenty years. He is well-known in the city of Shoreline: he has been teaching in Shoreline for 50 years. Ken started his teaching career in the Shoreline School District in 1964 and was the Director of Bands at Shorecrest for 25 years. He was also the Music Coordinator for many years until he retired in 1994.


Upon retirement, Ken became the Director of the Shoreline Concert Band, which is comprised of Shoreline community members and Shoreline Community College music students. Today, the group of about 70 musicians is approximately one-third students at SCC and two-thirds community members who get a chance to keep playing their instruments after college.


In addition to his long teaching career, Ken has been an active advocate for the arts. He is a founding member of the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Arts Council, a charter member of the Shoreline Breakfast Rotary and he has served in several positions with the 4Culture Board of Directors. 


For more information about the Shoreline Concert Band, visit their Facebook page.



Jensina OliverDr. Jensina Oliver

Piano & Music Theory  

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Washington | 206-546-4618

Office: #817 / 800 Music Building


Known for her expressive and passionate performances, pianist Jensina Oliver has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, China, Canada, Costa Rica, Israel, and Europe. Her performances with orchestra include appearances with the Hubei Provincial Orchestra of Wuhan, China, as well as concerts with the Utah Philharmonia, Orchestra of Southern Utah, Intermountain Chamber Orchestra, University of Washington Symphony, and University of Utah Symphony Orchestra. She was a national finalist of the MTNA Chamber Competition, was a resident artist at the Banff Chamber Music Festival, and has won several solo and concerto competitions throughout the United States. Ms. Oliver earned her DMA at the University of Washington and has taught at Shoreline Community College since 1998.


Ms. Oliver has been praised by critics as “highly talented”, with a “steely-fingered” technique and a flair for “panache and drama.” (SL Trib.) “[Her] command of dynamic phrasing infused each note with elegant intensity in slower passages; in virtuosic sections, she played with assuredness and authority.” Ms. Oliver’s first CD, JENSINA OLIVER BYINGTON performs Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, and Rachmaninoff was released in 2009 and is available for purchase on As a National Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), she has a thriving studio with students winning piano competitions throughout the state. Ms. Oliver currently resides with her family in Seattle, where she is a well-known performer, teacher, clinician, and adjudicator.



Doug ReidDoug Reid


Music Theory, Acoustics of Music, Jazz History & Woodwinds  

Master of Education, City University | 206-546-4759

Office: #812 / 800 Music Building


A highly respected performer and music educator, Doug Reid is the Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Music at Shoreline Community College. His professional experience is as varied as it is substantial. From classical recitals and master classes, to pop and jazz performances with national artists such as Mel Torme, John Pizzerelli, Etta James and many more, his distinctive saxophone sound can be heard throughout the northwest.


Since moving to Seattle, Doug has served as a guest conductor for honor groups in Washington, Illinois, Vancouver BC, California, Oregon and performed with the Harry James Orchestra, Spectrum Dance Theater, Washington Coalition of Touring Artists and Intiman Theater. Radio and motion picture credits include PBS, KIRO, KOMO, Ironwood Productions and Rainier Motion Pictures.


Doug holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas and a Master of Education from City University. Professor Reid is also an Educator/Clinician for Keilwerth saxophones. 


For more information about Doug's performance schedule, visit his website.



Jason SolamJason Solam


Masters in Ethnomusicology, University of Washington | 206-533-6769

Office: #5359 / Foss Building


Jason Solam grew up in Seattle, Washington and attended Shoreline Community College and the University of Washington where he earned his B.A. in Ethnomusicology in 2000. Jason earned an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington in 2002 specializing in popular music of Cuba, West Africa and the United States focusing on issues of social protest, nationalism, ethnicity and performance.


Jason has been an associate faculty in the Intra-American Studies Department at Shoreline Community College since 2002, teaching courses in Popular Music, Hip Hop and Jazz studies. Jason has worked as a musician in the Seattle community for over 20 years performing in a variety of styles but has since traded the performance stage for the front of the classroom, citing teaching as his true career passion. When not teaching or practicing music, Jason is spending time with his wife and two children, and when time allows, he heads to the ocean!



Bruce SpitzBruce Spitz


Music Technology, Music Theory

Master of Arts, University of Miami | 206-546-4662

Office: #807 / 800 Music Building


Bio coming soon.



Meg Stecker-ThorsenMeg Stecker-Thorsen

Class Voice, Voice Dance, Private Voice  

Masters of Music, State University of New York at Binghamton | 206-546-4617

Office: #811 / 800 Music Building


Meg Stecker-Thorsen, Soprano, is the recipient of numerous awards, including three with the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions. She has performed with various Symphony orchestras and Opera companies in the United States. Some of her favorite roles and works include Adele in Die Fledermaus, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, Fasquita in Carmen, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and the State University of New York and completed her first year of her Doctoral of Musical Art Degree at the University of Missouri- Kansas City.


Meg has taught at several universities and colleges throughout the US and has produced and directed many musical productions. She is an active adjudicator, theater director, and teacher in the area. Meg teaches Class Voice, Voice Dance, and Private Voice lessons at Shoreline Community College. 


If you have any questions about the courses she teaches, please contact her by email or phone.