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JEFFS, BRYAN BJeffs@roguecc.edu  541-245-7623  Bio

Faculty/Department Coordinator

Instructor Jeffs, Bryan

Biography

Bryan Jeffs is a percussionist, educator, composer and general musical tinkerer. In 2007, Bryan graduated from Southern Oregon University, where while studying under Dr. Terry Longshore, he earned Bachelor’s degrees in music performance and music education. Following that, he earned his Master’s degree in percussion performance while studying under Dr. Daniel Kennedy at California State University, Sacramento.

Bryan has composed numerous works for percussion utilizing both traditional and graphic notation. Several of which can be heard on recordings by the SOU Percussion Ensemble.
Bryan has performed at numerous festivals as an ensemble member, featured soloist and composer. Some notable festivals include the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), Northwest Percussion Festival, the Festival of New American Music in Sacramento, and numerous Day of Percussion events around the Pacific Northwest.

Currently Bryan serves as the Music Department Coordinator at Rogue Community College where he teaches a variety of music courses and directs the RCC Hand Drum Ensemble. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Southern Oregon University where he teaches percussion, world music, and assists in the direction of the percussion ensemble. Bryan is a member of the Black Swamp Percussion educator network and an educational artist for Remo drumheads and Vic Firth sticks and mallets.

Degrees Earned

  • Southern Oregon University, B.A.
  • California State University Sacramento, M. Mus.

MOODIE, MARGARET (KELLY) KMoodie@roguecc.edu  541-956-7140  Bio

Part-time Faculty

Instructor Moodie, Margaret (Kelly)

Biography


I have been fortunate to have a long career as an educator. I share both music and writing with students at RCC and previously taught music to children in the Grants Pass School Dist. for 27 years, as well as working with talented and gifted children for many years.
I have a great passion for musicals and have directed many over the last 30 years. My background in art, music, literature and dance has enabled me to teach children and adults the magic of the stage.

Degrees Earned

  • U. of Iowa, BA
  • U. of Oregon, MA

Certificates

  • .Runner-up State of Oregon Music Teacher of the Year, 2007 Spears Applegate Educator of the Year, 2011.
RUBIN, LAUREN LRubin@roguecc.edu  541-245-7623  Bio

Part-time Faculty

Instructor Rubin, Lauren

Biography

Lauren Nagaryu Rubin Ph.D. has designed and taught a variety of music classes at RCC, both in the classroom and online. They include World Music, History of Rock, Music Fundamentals, Music Appreciation, History of Jazz, Music Theory and Aural Training, and Film Music. She has her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from Monash University, a Masters degree in Music Technology from Indiana University/Purdue University, and a BA in Music from the University of Hawaii. She plays the Japanese shakuhachi flute, the Australian Aboriginal didjeridu, the tabla drums of North India, and various other hand drums. She does presentations and performances of the shakuhachi. She is also proud to be a part of the great Instructional Media team, teaching faculty about using Blackboard in their courses. Lauren loves distance learning because it allows students who have responsibilities in addition to college have a chance to learn in a flexible and effective way.
http://www.laurenrubinphd.com


Degrees Earned

  • University of Hawaii, B.A.
  • Pacific Graduate University, M.A.
  • IUPUI, M.S.M.T.
  • Monash University, Ph.D.

Certificates

  • .Jun Shihan License, shakuhachi. Name: Nagaryu. December 2011 Shihan License, shakuhachi. August 2014.
VON RADICS, ERIC EVonRadics@roguecc.edu  541-245-7623   
Department Staff
DOWELL, ARLENE ADowell@roguecc.edu  541-956-7140   
JACOBS, ELLEN EJacobs@roguecc.edu  541-245-7741  Bio

Assistant to the Dean, Health & Public Svc/Education & Transfer

Biography



Degrees Earned

  • Rogue Community College, A.G.S.
  • Southern Oregon University, B.S.