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Performing Arts Faculty and Staff

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

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
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
NMC@reinhardt.edu
  Charles L. Sayre - composition, orchestration and arranging
Youngstown State University
Berkeley School of Music
CLS@reinhardt.edu

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, director of the Reinhardt Piano Festival and Academy
B.M. University of Southern California
M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music
D.M.A. Cleveland Institute of Music
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.
KGB@reinhardt.edu

  Martha Shaw – choral activities
B.M. Shorter College
M.A. University of Tennessee
D.M.A. University of South Carolina
770-720-5639
MPS1@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
DEH@reinhardt.edu

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Church Music

  Melanie Williams - church music, accompanist
B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. Lee University
MPW@reinhardt.edu

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Keyboard Faculty

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

Mason Conklin -piano, piano class, theory
B.M. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
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
SEN@reinhardt.edu
Alexander Wasserman - theory, artist-in-residence, director of the Reinhardt Piano Festival and Academy
B.M. University of Southern California
M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music
D.M.A. Cleveland Institute of Music
AMW@reinhardt.edu

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Voice Faculty 

  Alison Holmes Adams - voice
B.A. Reinhardt College
M.M. University of Georgia
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
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
ACS@reinhardt.edu

  Rebecca Salter – voice
B.M. Oklahoma City University
M.M. Oklahoma City University
D.M.A University of Oklahoma
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
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
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

Morgan Brooks - technical theatre
B.A. Rhodes College
M.A. Savannah College of Art and Design
MMB@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
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
KSB@reinhardt.edu 

 

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

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

Clark Hunt -trumpet
BA in Music Education- Jacksonville State University
MM in Jazz Studies- Georgia State University
CNH@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
OLK@reinhardt.edu

  Harry Maddox - low brass
B.M. Georgia State University
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - retired
HBM@reinhardt.edu
  Nancy Maddox - cello, chamber ensembles
B.M. Converse College
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - retired
NBM@reinhardt.edu
Marc Miller -string bass
B.M. Florida State University
M.M. University of Texas at Austin
MPM@reinhardt.edu
  Robert J. Opitz -wind ensemble, jazz, trumpet
B.M. Northern Illinois University
M.M. Reinhardt University
RJO@reinhardt.edu
  Lisa Sayre - oboe
B.M. Louisiana State University
M.M. Louisiana State University
Atlanta Opera Orchestra
LWS@reinhardt.edu 

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

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 Accompanists

 

Wanda Cantrell, ensemble coordinator
B.M.E. Berry College
WDC@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
SJ1@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