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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
  • A past president of the National Band Director's Association
  • Dove and Grammy Award nominees and winners
  • One who votes for the Grammy Awards.

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
  Paula Thomas-Lee - piano, piano pedagogy, music education, music history
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
B.A. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
D.M.A. University of Georgia
770-720-5658
email: PTL@reinhardt.edu
  Alexander Wasserman - theory
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

  M. David Gregory -- wind ensemble, music education, conducting
Coordinator of Music Education Studies
B.M.E. - University of Southern Mississippi
M.M.E. - Auburn University
Ed.S. - Auburn University
Ed.D. - Auburn University
Associate Professor of Music
(770) 720-9207
email: MDG@reinhardt.edu
  Martha Shaw – choral activities
B.M. Shorter College
M.A. University of Tennessee
D.M.A. University of South Carolina
email: MPS1@reinhardt.edu
 
  Jere Flint – orchestra
B.M. Wittenberg University
M.A. University of Washington
email: JCF2@reinhardt.edu 
  Cecilia Fraschillo - music education
B.M.E. McNeese State University
M.M.E. University of Southern Mississippi
Sp. Ed. University of Southern Mississippi
email: MCF@reinhardt.edu
  Thomas Fraschillo – conducting, music education
B.M.E. University of Southern Mississippi
M.M.E. University of Southern Mississippi
D.M.A. University of South Carolina
email: TVF@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
 
  Dennis K. McIntire,  music education
Dean, School of Performing Arts
B.M.E. Mississippi College
M.M. Mississippi College
Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi
Study, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Associate Professor of Music
(770) 720-9221
email: DKM@reinhardt.edu
  Paula Thomas-Lee - piano, piano pedagogy, music education, music history
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
B.A. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
D.M.A. University of Georgia
770-720-5658
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, theory
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  
  Paula Thomas-Lee - piano, piano pedagogy, music education, music history
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
B.A. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
D.M.A. University of Georgia
770-720-5658
email: PTL@reinhardt.edu
Alexander Wasserman - theory
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
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 Illinoise State University
email: DSN@reinhardt.edu

Julie Bearden Carver, Music Theatre
B.M. Shorter College
M.M. University of Georgia
email: JNC@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
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 
 

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

  Jeanne Heinze – clarinet
B.M.E. Lousiana 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 - jazz, trumpet, marching band
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 
  Ulisses Silva - viola
B.M. Sao Paulo State University
M.M. University of New Mexico
D.M.A. University of Georgia
email: UCS@reinhardt.edu
  Miriam Smith - violin
B.M. Reinhardt University
B.M.E. Reinhardt University
M.M. Lee University
email: MES@reinhardt.edu 
 

Shelly Unger - bassoon
B.M. Indiana University
M.M. Rice University
D.M.A. University of Georgia
email: rsu@reinhardt.edu

 

Helen Werling -french horn
B.M. Ithaca College
M.M. DePaul University
Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures & TV from University of Southern California
email: HBW@reinhardt.edu

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 Accompanists

  Wanda Cantrell
B.M.E. Berry College
  Julie Bearden Carver
B.M. Shorter College
M.M. University of Georgia
  Warren Kennedy
B.A. Shorter College
  Marcena Kinney
B.M. Shorter College
M.M. Northwestern University
  Charity Neese
B.M. Reinhardt University 
  Pamela S. Radford
B.A. Gardner-Webb University
M.M. Converse College
 
  Diliana Slavova
B.M. State Academy of Music Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgaria
M.M. Georgia State University 
  Fabia Smith
B.M. University of Miami at Coral Gables (FL)
M.M. University of Michigan
  Melanie Williams
B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. Lee University
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For more information

Reinhardt University School of Performing Arts


  • Dr. Dennis K. McIntire, Dean
    (770)720-9221 - fax (770)720-9164
    email: DKM@reinhardt.edu

  • Anna Ragan, Administrative Assistant
    770-720-9172 - fax 770-720-9164
    email: AMR@reinhardt.edu