About

Mission / Values


Faculty

College of Arts & Sciences

 Ken Prettyman

Ken Prettyman

Associate Professor

Music

  • B.A. California State University - Bakersfield, 1989
  • M.A. Fresno State University, 1992

Compositions

  • "His Love Will Not Fail"
  • "The Search"
  • "King of My Heart"
  • "A New Song to Sing"
  • "We Stand in Awe and Worship"
  • "Jesus Shall Reign"
  • “Midnight Clear”

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Arrangements:

  • “Snowfall”
  • “Beautiful Friendship”
  • “Orange Colored Sky”
  • “Watch What Happens”
  • “All the Things You Are”
  • “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

Instrumental Arrangements:

  • “Brass Christmas” – (a medley)
  • “We Gather Together” (brass choir)
  • “Blessing and Honor” – original composition (brass choir)
  • “Eternal King Fanfare”
  • “Tuxedo Junction” (full jazz band)

Vocal Jazz Recordings

Interests

Family
My beautiful wife, Carol, teaches in the School of Education and holds the rank of Associate Professor.  She supervises and observes undergraduate students and those who are in the Masters in Teaching Graduate Program in their final semester of the Education Program.  Carols gifts are many and she has been a continual source of blessing and inspiration to me.

Our son, Peter, practices corporate and constitutional law in Indianapolis, IN.  He and his wife, Whitney, have blessed us with Robert Ian (Robbie), the handsomest and smartest grandson there ever was.   Whitney is a home maker presently and is certified to teach in Indiana and holds a Graduate degree in Public Policy from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Our daughter, Anna, completed her studies in secondary education at NU in 2002.  She teaches at Mariner High School in Everett, Washington and has developed one of the largest and most successful public school dance programs in the state with over 200 students enrolled.  She is married to Clayte Huber who teaches History and Social Studies at Mariner High School as well.  They have two wonderful children and they are all a blessing to us.

Hobbies
Our interests include gardening, old movies, traveling by train,  and enjoying walks on the beach.

Recommended Reading:

  • The Spiritual Lives of Great Composers,  Patrick Kavanaugh
  • A Taste of the Classics, Patrick Kavanaugh
  • Creating Four Part Harmony, Fred Bock
  • Love Your God With All Your Mind, J.P. Moreland
  • The American Songbook, Ken Bloom
  • The House That George (Gershwin)  Built, Wilfrid Sheed

My favorite books of the Bible are Proverbs, Psalms, Ephesians, Philippians, James, and John