Balangan, Jeevee

Jeevee holds a Bachelor Degree with a Dual Emphasis in Music Business and Commercial Vocal Performance from The College of Arts and Media (CAM) at the University of Colorado Denver and an Associates of Music degree from  the Community College of Denver. He graduated Magna Cum Laude at both institutions. Jeevee is a 1st place competition winner for the Donna Bogard Scholarship for Voice, a recipient of the Mike Barney Scholarship for Gifted Music Students, a consecutive College of Arts and Media Dean’s List Scholar for all years attended at CU, an Honorary Mention for the National Association Teachers of Singing Competition, and an inductee of Phi Theta Kappa and Golden Key International Honor Societies. He credits his studies in music and voice to the likes of Minda Azarcon, Stephanie Morrison, Megan Buness, Dr. Erin Hackel and former Parlando Faculty Member, Gene Roberts.
Jeevee has had the pleasure of working with many artist from different backgrounds of musical styles including Pop, R&B, Jazz, Classical, Musical Theater, Hip-Hop and Gospel. Jeevee believes in the philosophy that “the best singer/musician in the world is the one who never stops learning.” It is with this mentality that Jeevee joins the faculty at Parlando School of Musical Arts and hopes to inspire his students. He strives to teach excellent and healthy vocal technique because “technique is what frees your true musical expression.”
Jeevee has toured with the Diablo Valley College Concert Choir, the 9th St. Singers and CU Denver’s Musical Theater Ensemble. His performance credits include The Wiz, Godspell, Into the Woods as well as being a founding member of FIFTH (Fellas in Fine Tune Harmony) a R&B group based in the Bay Area. Additionally, Jeevee worked as music intern for Mulinjer Publishing, where he gained hands on experience as an artist and Repertoire Coordinator working with performing rights organizations ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. He is the founder of Samonte Productions, an artist development company he started his senior year of college as his capstone project. He has an extensive background in gospel and serves as the Praise and Worship Music Director for Relentless Ministries at Colorado Christian Fellowship as well as a host of other national gospel organizations.