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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Billie Feather

Office: Kimbrough 257
School of Music
Pullman, WA 99164-5300
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
(509) 335-3239

Assistant Professor, Class Guitar, UCORE

Billie Marie Feather is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/banjoist/double bassist who originally hails from Johnstown, PA who holds degrees from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Classical Guitar Performance, North Carolina Central University in Jazz Studies with a focus in Jazz Guitar, a Master’s Degree in Guitar Performance and Pedagogy from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and an Artist Certificate in Recording Engineering from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

After her time at UNCSA, Billie joined the Meredith College faculty in Raleigh, NC where she taught both college students and community music school students as the guitar and music technology professor. Currently, Billie teaches at Washington State University as a music professor. A certified Suzuki Guitar Instructor, Billie maintains an active and varied teaching studio with students of all ages and levels. Awarded a Career Development Grant from UNCSA’s Kenan Foundation, Billie founded her own mobile recording endeavor called Feather Farm Recordings. When not playing, recording, or teaching music, Billie can be found working with FemFest NC (a yearly non-profit music festival focusing on celebrating female identifying acts with all proceeds going to domestic violence shelters) as a founding member of the board of directors, booking agent, band liaison, and stage manager.

Billie can be found onstage with Hank, Pattie and The Current (a bluegrass and classical fusion group), The P-90’s (a punk band), Charles Latham and the Borrowed Band (a country-rock band), The Holland Brothers (a Piedmont-style blues group), Resonator (a classical guitar and banjo duo featuring Hank Smith), and leading her own project called The Hallway Waltz. Billie’s performances have been hailed as “spectacular, athletic, and… narrative and epic rather than simply a recreation of recorded work” and a “live music find and stage presence of the first order and deserves the stellar career that is clearly in front of her” by the Camel City Dispatch blog.