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Brent EdstromBrent Edstrom

Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4590
Fax: 509.777.3739
Office Location: Music Building 207
Email: bedstrom@whitworth.edu

Education

M. Music Eastman School of Music
B.M. Washington State University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

1995

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Jazz studies; composition, theory and aural skills

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include "Swinging Jazz: Jazz Piano Solos Series," Vol. 12. (Hal Leonard Corporation, 2009);
Oscar Peterson Plays Standards, note-for-note transcriptions, text, analysis and audio CD (in production with Hal Leonard Publishing); Musicianship in the Digital Age, (Thomson Learning, Dec. 2005); Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington, transcription book, (Hal Leonard Publishing, Jan. 2005); The Very Best of Oscar Peterson, transcription book, (Hal Leonard Publishing, 2005), Bill Evans, Signature Licks (2003), and Making Music with Your Computer, a 450-page book with audio CD (2001).

Compositions and arrangements include: "Barney M," original composition for jazz ensemble, performed by Spokane Jazz Orchestra (2010); "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing," arrangement for jazz ensemble, performed by Spokane Jazz Orchestra (2010); "and there was light," original 14-minute composition for symphony orchestra, performed by the Whitworth Symphony Orchestra and by the Coeur d Alene Symphony (2009); "I Got Rhythm?", arrangement for jazz ensemble, performed by Washington State University Jazz Ensemble (2009) and by Spokane Jazz Orchestra (2010); eighteen arrangements for American Idol concerts with the Dallas Symphony (2009); Lush Life for Freda Payne, performed at a Gala Ball for Clint Eastwood, Beverly Hills (2008).