PROFESSIONAL ARTISTs

Who you study with is just as important as what you study. The Creative Arts Faculty are active professionals in the fields of music, dance, drama, and technology. But we're a lot more than our résumés. We're here to help you grow, to mentor you in your faith and in your art.

 

WINSTON ARBLASTER

MUSIC & WORSHIP CONCENTRATION CHAIR

  • B.A., University of Oregon
  • M.A., University of Oregon

Winston is an active performer, composer, arranger, and producer. He teaches music theory, guitar, and worship leading at NHCC. In 2014, he produced the college's first worship album for Dream Records (a partner label of Capitol), which ranked #19 on the Billboard worship chart. Winston serves as the Music Director of New Hope Eugene. 


    KELLY BAUM

    LIGHTING INSTRUCTOR

    • B.A., University of Oregon
    • M.A., University of Oregon

    Kelly is one of the Pacific Northwest's finest lighting designers, having created lighting for jazz artist Halie Loren, Oregon Festival of American Music, Anderson Group International, Eugene Ballet Company, Garden Way Church, and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.


    MILO FULTZ

    BASS INSTRUCTOR

    •  B.A., University of Oregon

    Milo performs extensively in the classical idiom, holding the Principal Bass position in the Boise Philharmonic and working with the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. In 2009, his playing in the Ty Curtis Band won the group 2nd place for Best Blues Band in the 2009 International Blues Competition in Tennessee. He has performed across North America, appearing at the St. Johns Blues Festival in the Virgin Islands and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Currently, he plays and records regularly with groove quartet YamaYama, winners of the 2013 Downbeat Student Music Award for Best Blues/Pop/Rock Group in the undergraduate division.

     

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    ELIOT GRASSO

    CREATIVE ARTS DIRECTOR

    • B.A., Goucher College
    • M.A., University of Limerick
    • Ph.D., University of Oregon

    Eliot is an award-winning teacher, scholar, and recording artist. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, the National Building Museum, Benaroya Hall, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

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    CINDY L. KENNY

    DANCE & DRAMA CONCENTRATION CHAIR

    • B.M., University of Hawaii
    • M.M., University of Hawaii

    Cindy received her Master’s Degree in Music, with an emphasis in musical theatre, from the University of Hawaii.  She recently played the Baker’s Wife in ACE’s production of Into the Woods.  She’s also been seen in Eugene playing Fantine in Les Miserables, Lady Thiang in The King and I and Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music. Other roles include Nellie in South Pacific, Marion in The Music Man, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Mrs. Jefferson in 1776, Grace in Annie and Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro. She teaches drama and voice at New Hope Christian College. 


    NEIL PATTON

    PIANO INSTRUCTOR

    • B.A., University of Oregon

    Neil is an award-winning pianist/keyboardist, singer, songwriter, performer, arranger, and producer working in the Eugene/Springfield area of Oregon. His sound ranges from the piano stylings of Elton John, Keith Green and David Lanz to the melodic rock of Journey to the art rock sounds of Kansas, Steve Morse, Alan Parsons and Genesis. He is also Pastor of Worship Arts at Eugene's Emerald Bible Fellowship.

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    MERLIN SHOWALTER

    DRUM INSTRUCTOR

    • B.A., University of Oregon

    Merlin has performed in over 20 musical theatre and ballet productions, and has been a featured soloist with the Oregon Jazz Ensemble, Oregon Percussion Ensemble, the Emerald City Jazz Kings, and more. Merlin has also won awards for drumming in events such as Guitar Center’s Drum-Off and the Sabian Cymbal Award in the Reno Jazz Festival.

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    TIM SAVAGE

    VIDEO INSTRUCTOR

    Tim is an award-winning filmmaker. His 2014 release, Under the Blood Red Sun, received its continental premiere at New Hope Christian College and has since won awards from film festivals around the world.

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    KATRINA THOMPSON

    VOICE INSTRUCTOR

    • B.S., New Hope Christian College

    Katrina is a dynamic and virtuosic vocalist, who serves as the vocal director on the worship team at Willamette Christian Center in Eugene.


    JEFF WEINKAUF

    TECHNOLOGY & PRODUCTION CONCENTRATION CHAIR

    Jeff has worked in television, media, and the technical arts for decades. Having served as technical director for New Hope Oahu, one of America's most artistically and technically innovative evangelical churches, Jeff's expertise and commitment to excellence have generated award-winning recordings and life-changing experiences.

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