Adjunct Instructor of Music
Ed Mikenas, bassist, graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a BS in music education, and has a Master’s degree in Music Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, NYC. As a studio musician based in NYC, he toured with Skitch Henderson, Larry Elgart, Jay and the Americans, Scarlet Rivera, Esther Phillips, and the Alive Company. He played venues that include Saturday Night Live, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Apollo, the Felt Forum, the Spectrum, and the Troubadour. He played Grease, Pippin, Godspell, and the Magic Show on Broadway and was a musician and actor off Broadway with the La Mama Experimental Theatre. He taught bass at Radford University for 19 years and now (though otherwise retired) serves as adjunct Bass Professor at Lynchburg College. Additionally he coaches a jazz ensemble at the Virginia Episcopal School and is the Organist and Choir Master of Amherst Presbyterian Church.
- MM, Manhattan School of Music; NYC, NY
- BME, Crane School of Music; State University of New York at Potsdam
- Performance Certificate from SUNY Potsdam