Teryn McPherson, M.M.

Adjunct Professor, Vocal Studies
Director, Vocal Jazz Choir

Phone: (949) 280-3563
Office Location: School of Music
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In addition to her experience as a professional jazz vocalist and arranger in Los Angeles since 2006, Teryn McPherson has taught at both the high school and college levels since 2013, teaching at the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCSA) and community colleges including Golden West College and Saddleback College. Educational courses taught include theory, jazz composition, jazz improvisation, combos, private voice, and vocal jazz classes. McPherson currently performs with her band, the Teryn Ré Big Band, and trio, the Teryn Ré Trio. In addition, McPherson directs the Vocal Jazz Choir and teaches private commercial voice.


  • M.M., Music Composition, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., Commercial Music, emphasis in arrangement and voice, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)


  • Arranging
  • Jazz Arranging
  • Vocal Jazz
  • Voice

Courses Taught

  • MUS 111 – Applied Voice
  • MUS 182 – Vocal Jazz Choir

Office Hours

By appointment only

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