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Music program contact information:

Mark Latham
(530) 879-6148

Department Secretary
(530) 895-2994

Music Staff

Music Department Staff

All of our instructors are working and performing musicians.

Marilyn Curtis

M.C. sang leads in such venues as San Jose Lt. Opera, Woodminister Theatre, Oakland and Prometheus Symphony, sang with San Francisco Opera and in Europe and China, holds a masters in performing arts and has taught in the bay area and currently at Butte College.

Dave Elke

Dave Elke holds a masters degree in music from CSU,Chico. He is associate faculty at butte, a professional performer and recording artist. for more info please visit his website

Jeff Pershing

The Jeff Pershing Band has been nominated for a CAMMIE award consecutively for the last 5 years, and received the 2010 CAMMIE Award for best Funk/Jam Band. Best way for students to contact Jeff, is by email, Website, To quote Jeff concerning his teaching philosophy, "I love to teach."

Eric Peter

Eric teaches jazz appreciation, guitar, music theory, and music appreciation. When asked about his teaching philosophy he replies "I aim to make studying and learning music a fun and rewarding experience." The best way for students to contact Eric is via his Butte College email. Check out his MySpace site for examples of his 6 and 7 string virtuosity.

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information 530.895.2511

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