Performance & Songwriting Faculty
Director of Jazz Studies
Popular Music & Jazz
Professor of Practice for Guitar
Voice, Popular Music
Recent Research & Creative Activity
- Sam Shoup wrote four string arrangements for the Macedonia Orchestra with St. Paul
& the Broken Bones.
- Sam Shoup composed six string arrangements for jazz pianist Eric Lewis’ new album.
- Sam Shoup conducted the orchestra for Don Bryant’s One Night Only: Don Bryant & the
Bo-Keys Live with Chamber Orchestra show at Crosstown Theatre.
- Paulina Villarreal recorded a music video for a cover of Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow
Brick Road" at one of Mexico's most important theaters, the Teatro Isauro Martinez.
This was a collaboration with SABAG Producciones, an established recording studio
to promote the theater and local artists in the COVID recovery era.
- A piece commissioned by Patrick Sutton and Kimberly Patterson (Patterson/Sutton Duo),
“Still Life”, received a 2021 Ivor Novello award nomination.
- A premier performance of Sam Shoup’s own Symphony Pops show “In The Air Tonight: A
Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Genesis and Phil Collins” was performed by the Philly
Pops Orchestra at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
- Patrick Sutton and Kimberly Patterson (Patterson/Sutton Duo) released “Still Life:
Collected Music for Cello & Guitar by Steph Goss” on Ravello Records.
- Patrick Sutton performed several recitals including a performance as part of the Minnesota
Guitar Society International Guitar Artist Concert Series.
- Patrick Sutton received a review in the BBC’s Music Magazine.
- Sam Shoup composed three orchestral arrangements for Cyndi Lauper and Boy George for
the New York Pops Orchestra. It was performed at their 36th Birthday Gala in Carnegie
- Patrick Sutton held residencies in Budapest, Bratislava, and Dublin as a Juilliard
Global Visiting Artist.
- Patrick Sutton performed throughout Poland as part of the Memphis in Poland Festival.
- Patrick Sutton performed several recitals including a performance at the Princeton
University Symphony Chamber Music Series.