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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 | 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 University
M.A. University of Tennessee
D.M.A. University of South Carolina
email: MPS1@reinhardt.edu 

Donald R. Cheyne -music education, instrument repair
B.S. Jacksonville State University
M.M.E. University of Georgia
Sp. Ed. Jacksonville State University
email: DRC@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 

Mitchell Henson - music education
B.M. University of Georgia
M.M.E. University of Georgia
Ed.D. Florida State University
email: MWH@reinhardt.edu 

Dennis K. McIntire,  music education
Dean, School of Music
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

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

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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

Tamara Watson Harper - Voice, Opera Workshop
B.M. Ohio State University
M.M. Boston Conservatory
D.M. Florida State University
email: TWH@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, Music Theatre
B.A. Millikin University
MFA Illinoise State University
email: DSN@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

Jeanne Heinze – clarinet
B.M.E. Lousiana State University
M.M. Manhattan School of Music
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
e-mail: OLK@reinhardt.edu

Emily Laminack - Violin
B.M. Reinhardt University
M.M. University of Georgia
email: ERL@reinhardt.edu 

Harry Maddox - trombone, euphonium, tuba brass ensembles
B.M. Georgia State University Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - retired
e-mail: maddoxes@frontiernet.net

Nancy Maddox - cello, chamber ensembles
B.M. Converse College
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - retired
e-mail: maddoxes@frontiernet.net

Robert J. Opitz - jazz, trumpet
B.M. Northern Illinois University
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

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

 

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Accompanists

Wanda Cantrell
B.M.E. Berry College

Julie Bearden Carver
B.M. Shorter University
M.M. University of Georgia

Warren Kennedy
B.A. Shorter University 

Marcena Kinney
B.M. Shorter University
M.M. Northwestern University

Charity Neese
B.M. Reinhardt University 

Pamela S. Radford
B.A. Gardner-Webb University
M.M. Converse College

Ann Schantz
B.S. Southern Nazarene University
M.M. University of Oklahoma
ABD, University of North Texas

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

Susan Wallace
B.M.E. Shorter University 

Melanie Williams
B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. Lee University

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