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Pete Szkolka
Musician, Engineer, Arranger

From the SlackChat website:

Part III of the Chump Change trilogy (listen to James "Smitty" Smith and Kenneth Brantley for Parts I and II).  Jake talks to Pete Szkolka about his time playing in Chump Change and other bands in Columbia, Missouri, his recording studio, his education in music and growing up on the south side of Chicago. Please excuse the cat created minor recording issues for about ten minutes near the beginning of the interview.



M.M. (Master of Music) in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy                 

University of Missouri-Columbia

School of Music       


B.A. in Communication, TV Radio and Film Production

Minor in Spanish                

University of Missouri-Columbia      

Professional Experience


Working as a performing music professional onstage and in the studio.


Owner, Pete Szkolka Productions


Instructor of Audio Production, Mentor, Music Teacher, Internship Instructor

Recording Connection, Los Angeles, California - University of Missouri Columbia -Truman State University - Central Missouri University - Columbia Academy of Music - Hickman High School Academy of Rock, Columbia, MO - Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO - Jazz Combo, University of Missouri School of Music - Compass Inc, Columbia, MO


TV Broadcast Studio Crew, KOMU Channel 8, Columbia, MO

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