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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Jake Svendsen


Office: Kimbrough 242
School of Music
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
Pullman, WA 99164-5300
Phone: (509) 335-3971

Assistant Professor, Jazz Piano

Jake Svendsen is Clinical Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano at Washington State University, where he teaches jazz improvisation, jazz history, private lessons, ear training and music theory. He maintains an active performance schedule, having played on the East Coast at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the George Eastman House, and Kodak Hall, and in the Northwest at Benaroya Hall, the Lincoln City Cultural Center, and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Svendsen holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory where he studied with jazz pianists Fred Hersch and Ran Blake, and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with jazz pianists Gary Versace and Bill Dobbins. His current research interests involve the intersections between language, music and psychoanalysis.