Thara Memory, music alum, led his American Music Program to win the Essentially Ellington competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City in May 2015.
Department of Music
St. Catherine Hall
MA, Washington State University
BA, Portland State University
Piano, Music Theory, Composition
Form and Analysis
John Haek performs frequently as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. John is also a rock- and ice-climbing instructor and guide.
Studied piano with Nellie Tholen, Tomas Svoboda and Istvan Nadas
Summer Fragments, a cycle of poems set to music by Tomas Svoboda (second-place winner in the Music Teachers National Association's Distinguished Composers Competition).
The Sojourner's Eye, poems set for tenor voice and orchestra by Eric Funk.
Symphony No. 7, 'Time', poems set for spoken voice, chorus and orchestra by Eric Funk
Excellence in Academic Service and Teaching. Marylhurst University, 2007