Our Faculty

Jeff Evans - Vocals

 Jeff Evans is director of our Vocal groups.

He is the director of choirs at Valley Catholic School in Beaverton Oregon. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Portland State University. 

Jeff is the bass section leader in the Westminster Presbyterian chancel choir under the direction of Debbie Glaze, and a member of the Oregon Repertory Singers under the direction of Ethan Sperry. 

Jeff comes from a long tradition of choral singing rooted in his upbringing as a member of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus as it was run by Julian Ackerley. Playing on stages around Portland, Jeff continues to be engaged in the live music culture of the city. 

Christine Goodner - Strings


Christine Goodner is co-director of Summer Music PDX and runs our strings groups at camp.  Christine Goodner started playing violin at 3 years old through the Suzuki Method and played both violin & viola all through High School & College. 

Christine has a 4 year degree in Education and extensive long term teacher training in Violin and Early Childhood Music through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.  Christine owns and runs Brookside Suzuki Strings where teaches over 30 private students each week in her studio in HIllsboro.

She is also serving as the current President of the Oregon Suzuki Association and is author of the book Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families.

Christine is passionate about teaching students a life long love of music and helping them learn to play their instrument to the very best of their ability.