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 Performing Arts Faculty

In the School of Performing Arts, you will learn from an exciting group of men and women that includes:

  • Doctorates in music education
  • Doctorates in music performance and theatre
  • Authors of published textbooks
  • Active performers in area symphonies, opera, and other ensembles
  • A past president of the Georgia Music Educators Association
  • A past president of the Georgia Music Teachers Association
  • Dove and Grammy Award nominees and winners

Music Theory & History | Music Education  | Church Music  | Keyboard Faculty | Voice Faculty
Theatre and Music Theatre | Instrumental Studies |  Accompanists

Music History and Theory Studies

  Matthew Anderson - guitar, guitar ensemble, theory
B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. University of Georgia
D.M.A. University of Georgia
email: MMA@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5569
http://www.athensguitarduo.com
http://www.matthewandersonguitar.com
  Mason Conklin – theory, piano
B.M. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
email: NMC@reinhardt.edu
  Charles L. Sayre - composition
Youngstown State University
Berkeley School of Music

Fredrick Tarrant,  music history
Dean, School of Performing Arts
B.M. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
Ph.D. Indiana University
Professor of Music
FKT@reinhardt.edu
(770) 720-9221

  Alexander Wasserman - theory, artist-in-residence, graduate piano
B.M. University of Southern California
M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music
D.M.A. Cleveland Institute of Music
email: AMW@reinhardt.edu

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Music Education

Ann Deisler, Music Education Coordinator
B.S. University of South Florida
M.A. University of South Florida
Ph.D. Florida State University
770-720-5891
AMD1@reinhardt.edu

Kerry Bryant- music education
B.M.E., 1986, Univ. of Kentucky
M.M.E., 1993, Univ. of South Carolina
Ed.S., 2005, Lincoln Memorial Univ.
Ed.D., 2012, Liberty Univ.
  Martha Shaw – choral activities
B.M. Shorter College
M.A. University of Tennessee
D.M.A. University of South Carolina
770-720-5639
email: MPS1@reinhardt.edu
  Jere Flint – orchestra
B.M. Wittenberg University
M.A. University of Washington
email: JCF2@reinhardt.edu 
  David E. Harrison - music education
B.M. University of Georgia
M.M.E. VanderCook College of Music
Sp. Ed. North Georgia State College and University
email: DEH@reinhardt.edu
  Paula Thomas-Lee - graduate research
B.A. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
D.M.A. University of Georgia
email: PTL@reinhardt.edu

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Church Music

  W. Joseph Seidel - organ
B.M. Illinois Wesleyan University
M.M. Yale University
email: WJS@reinhardt.edu
  Melanie Williams - church music, accompanist
B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. Lee University
email: MPW@reinhardt.edu

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Keyboard Faculty

  Marla Bishop - piano
B.A. Kennesaw State University
M.M. Converse College
email: MJB@reinhardt.edu 
 

Mason Conklin -piano, piano class, theory
B.M. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
email: NMC@reinhardt.edu

  Susan Naylor - piano
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
B.M. Converse College
M.M Georgia State University
Associate Professor of Music
(770) 720-5560
email: SEN@reinhardt.edu
  Joe Seidel - organ
B.M. Illinois Wesleyan College
M.M. Yale University
email: WJS@reinhardt.edu  
Alexander Wasserman - theory, artist-in-residence, graduate piano
B.M. University of Southern California
M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music
D.M.A. Cleveland Institute of Music
email: AMW@reinhardt.edu

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Voice Faculty 

  Alison Holmes Adams - voice
B.A. Reinhardt College
M.M. University of Georgia
email: AHA@reinhardt.edu
Reverie Berger - voice
B.M. University of Michigan
M.M. Manhattan School of Music
D.M.A. University of Michigan
770-720-5639
email: RMB@reinhardt.edu
website http://www.reveriesings.com
 

Anne Schantz
B.S. Southern Nazarene University
M.M. University of Oklahoma
D.M.A. University of North Texas
email: ACS@reinhardt.edu

  Rebecca Salter – voice
B.M. Oklahoma City University
M.M. Oklahoma City University
D.M.A University of Oklahoma
email: RAS@reinhardt.edu 
 

Cory Schantz - voice
B.M. Oklahoma Baptist University
M.M. Austin Peay State University
D.M.A. University of Oklahoma
website: www.coryschantz.com
email: CNS@reinhardt.edu

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Theatre and Music Theatre Faculty

 

David Nisbet, Theatre Program Coordinator, Music Theatre
B.A. Millikin University
MFA Illinois State University
email: DSN@reinhardt.edu

Stewart Hawley, theatre
B.S. University of Houston
M.F.A. University of Houston
Ph.D. (ABD) Bowling Green State University
JSH@reinhardt.edu

Brian Osborne, music director for music theatre
B.M. University of GA
M.M. Florida State University
M.M. University of Tennessee
770-720-5860
BSO@reinhardt.edu

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 Instrumental Studies

 

Matthew Anderson - guitar, guitar ensemble, theory
B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. University of Georgia
D.M.A. University of Georgia
email: MMA@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5569
http://www.athensguitarduo.com
http://www.matthewandersonguitar.com
 

Susan Bennet Brady - harp
B.M. Curtis Institute of Music
Atlanta Opera Orchestra - Principal
Columbus [GA] Symphony Orchestra - Principal
Macon Symphony Orchestra - Principal
Young Artist's Harp Seminar - Artist Faculty
SBB@reinhardt.edu
http://www.susanbennettbrady.com 
http://www.harpseminar.com
http://www.harpcompetition.com

 

Kelly Bryant - flute, flute ensemble
B.M. University of South Carolina
M.M. University of South Carolina
Atlanta Opera Orchestra
email: KSB@reinhardt.edu 

Adam Frey- euphonium
B.M. University of Georgia
M.M. Royal Northern College of Music (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
Professional Performance Diploma with Distinction  Royal Northern College of Music (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
D.M.A. University of Salford (United Kingdom)
SAF1@reinhardt.edu

 

Anton Harris - jazz, saxophone
B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. Georgia State University
email: AEH1@reinhardt.edu

  Jeanne Heinze – clarinet
B.M.E. Louisiana State University
M.M. Manhattan School of Music
Atlanta Opera Orchestra
email: JMH@reinhardt.edu
 

Olivia Kieffer- percussion, percussion ensemble, percussion methods, world music
B.M. Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
MM, Georgia State University
Chix with Stix Percussion Group
Clibber Jones Ensemble
website:  http://www.oliviakieffer.com
e-mail: OLK@reinhardt.edu

  Emily Laminack - Violin
B.M. Reinhardt College
M.M. University of Georgia
D.M.A. University of Georgia-in progress
email: ERL@reinhardt.edu 
  Harry Maddox - trombone, tuba brass quintets, low brass ensembles
B.M. Georgia State University
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - retired
e-mail: HBM@reinhardt.edu
  Nancy Maddox - cello, chamber ensembles
B.M. Converse College
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - retired
e-mail: NBM@reinhardt.edu
  Robert J. Opitz -wind ensemble, jazz, trumpet
B.M. Northern Illinois University
M.M. Reinhardt University
email: RJO@reinhardt.edu
  Lisa Sayre - oboe
B.M. Louisiana State University
M.M. Louisiana State University
Atlanta Opera Orchestra
email: LWS@reinhardt.edu 
  Miriam Smith - violin
B.M. Reinhardt University
B.M.E. Reinhardt University
M.M. Lee University
email: MES@reinhardt.edu 

Candace Thomas, french horn
B.M. Boston University
M.M. University of Massachusets-Amherst
D.M.A. University of Illinois
Email: CNT@reinhardt.edu

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 Accompanists

 

Wanda Cantrell, ensemble coordinator
B.M.E. Berry College
WDC@reinhardt.edu

Julie Kang Harvey, NCTM
The Juilliard School, B.M. program study
B.M. University of Toronto
M.M. Georgia State University
D.M.A. University of Georgia
JKH@reinhardt.edu

Janelle Hendrickson
B.M. Reinhardt University
JRH@reinhard.edu

Soo Jung Jeon
B.M. Hanyang University Seoul, Korea
M. Ed. Auburn University
M.M. University of Georgia
DMA University of Georgia, in progress
SJ1@reinhardt.edu

 

Warren Kennedy
B.A. Shorter College
FWK@reinhardt.edu

 

Marcena Kinney
B.M. Shorter College
M.M. Northwestern University
MLK@reinhardt.edu

 

Pamela S. Radford
B.A. Gardner-Webb University
M.M. Converse College
PSR@reinhardt.edu

 

Diliana Slavova
B.M. State Academy of Music Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgaria
M.M. Georgia State University 
DMS@reinhardt.edu

 

Fabia Smith
B.M. University of Miami at Coral Gables (FL)
M.M. University of Michigan
FIS@reinhardt.edu

 

Melanie Williams
B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. Lee University
MWP@reinhardt.edu

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For more information

Reinhardt University School of Performing Arts


Dr. Fredrick Tarrant, Dean
FKT@reinhardt.edu
(770)720-9221 - fax (770)720-9164


Anna Ragan, Operations Manager
(770)-720-9172 - fax (770)-720-9164
email: AMR@reinhardt.edu