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Graduate Music Faculty

Graduate faculty are selected from the full-time and adjunct faculty members of the School of Performing Arts at Reinhardt University and outstanding visiting faculty. Graduate faculty members are expected to possess the terminal degree in the teaching field or demonstrate a significant level of accomplishment in performance and/or published research.

Fredrick A. Tarrant
Dean for the
School of Performing Arts
Associate Professor of Music

B.M. Piano Pedagogy
M.M. Music History & Literature
Ph.D. Indiana University


Matthew Anderson
Graduate Program Coordinator
for the Master of Music

B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. University of Georgia
D.M.A. University of Georgia

The Athens Guitar Duo


Paula Thomas-Lee, NCTM


B.A. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
D.M.A. University of Georgia

Thomas Fraschillo

B.M. University of Southern Mississippi
M.M.E. University of Southern Mississippi
D.M.A. University of South Carolina 

David Harrison

B.M. University of Georgia
M.M.E. VanderCook College of Music
Sp. Ed. North Georgia State College
and University
Mitchel Henson   

B.M. University of Georgia
M.M.E. University of Georgia
Ed.D. Florida State University

Olivia Keiffer

B.M. Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
M.M. Georgia State University

Chix with Stix Percussion Group
Clibber Jones Ensemble
Susan Naylor, NCTM
Associate Professor of Music

B.M. Converse College
M.M. Georgia State University

Rebecca Ann Salter
Assistant Professor of Music

B.M. Oklahoma City University
M.M. Oklahoma City University
D.M.A. University of Oklahoma

Charles Sayre Youngstown State University
Berkeley School of Music
Anne C. Schantz
Instructor of Music
B.S. Southern Nazarene University
M.M. University of Oklahoma
D.M.A. University of North Texas
Cory Schantz
Assistant Professor of Music

B.M. Oklahoma Baptist University
M.M. Austin Peay State University
D.M.A. University of Oklahoma

Martha P. Shaw
Professor of Music

B.M. Shorter College
M.S. University of Tennessee
D.M.A. University of South Carolina

Alex Wasserman
Reinhardt University Artist-in-Residence

B.M. University of Southern California
M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music
D.M.A. Cleveland Institute of Music

Faculty Advisory Committee:
Early in the first term of study and before nine (9) hours of graduate credit have been earned, the student will be assigned a faculty advisor from the student's major area. The School of Performing Arts vests complete control of a graduate student's program in the Faculty Advisory Committee. This three-member panel is the final arbiter on the curriculum of study and the satisfactory completion of particular requirements within the guidelines established by the Faculty of the School of Performing Arts. The committee, selected by the student and the student's faculty advisor, will be appointed by the music executive prior to the completion of 9 credit hours of graduate work. The specific functions of the committee include:

  1. Approve the student's Degree Curricula and other specific degree requirements
  2. Approval of the thesis prospectus, final project or recital program
  3. Guide the thesis research and writing, final project or recital preparation
  4. Approve the completed thesis, project or recital
  5. Administer the oral and/or written comprehensive exam
  6. Counsel and advise the student throughout the program of study