Faculty

Performing Arts Faculty and Staff

Music Academic Studies

Matthew-Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Director of the Reinhardt Honors Guitar Orchestra and Festival
Music Program Coordinator

MMA@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5569

Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, Guitar Methods, Music Theory

B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. University of Georgia
D.M.A. University of Georgia
Assistant Professor of Music

www.athensguitarduo.com
www.matthewandersonguitar.com

Mason-Conklin

Mason Conklin

Assistant Professor of Music

NMC@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5658

Piano, Class Piano, Theory

B.M. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma

Fredrick Tarrant

Fredrick Tarrant

Dean, School of Performing Arts

FKT@reinhardt.edu
770-720-9221

Music History

B.M. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
Ph.D. Indiana University
Professor of Music

Alexander-Wasserman

Alexander Wasserman

Assistant Professor of Music

AMW@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5560

Piano, Theory, 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

Nic-Deuson

Nicolas Deuson

Adjunct Professor of Music

NAD2@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5560

Guitar, Music Theory

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

www.nicolasdeuson.com

Judy-Mason

Judy Kerlin Mason

Adjunct Professor of Music

JKM1@reinhardt.edu

Aural Skills

B.M.E. Shorter College
M.M. University of Tennessee

Music Education Studies and Primary Ensemble Conductors

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Kerry Bryant

Assistant Professor of Music

KGB@reinhardt.edu

Director of Instrumental Activities

B.M.E. University of Kentucky
M.M.E. University of South Carolina
Ed.S. Lincoln Memorial University
Ed.D. Liberty University

Dr. Kerry Bryant is Director of Instrumental Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Reinhardt
University. Most recently he served as Director of Bands at Young Harris College, and as Adjunct Instructor of
Music Education at Reinhardt University. Prior to his collegiate career, over a period 32 years, Dr. Bryant
served primarily as Director of Bands for several prominent high school band programs in GA, as well as Fine
Arts Coordinator and elementary music teacher. Thus Dr. Bryant’s music education experience spans the
continuum of grade levels, from kindergarten through graduate-level music courses.

Concert ensembles under his direction have been invited to perform at many college and regional band clinics,
conventions and symposia. He has performed at the Mid-West International Band Clinic as a former member of
Tara Winds. He has numerous arrangements, transcriptions and editions of concert band works in various private
and school libraries and catalogs, including Schirmer Rental and Arrangers Publishing. Dr. Bryant maintains an
active travel schedule throughout the southeastern U.S. with guest conducting, evaluation, and clinician services for
many band programs and state music associations.

Dr. Bryant was awarded Music Educator of the Year in 2016 by the Georgia Music Educators Association. He
was also selected as a 2011 Honoree for the Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta, GA) Salutes Georgia Arts in
Education Leaders. He has been awarded the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence four times. He
is a member of Phi Beta Mu National Honorary Bandmasters, and has served on the editorial board for the
Music Educators Journal. He has served as an instrumental music education standards writer and reviewer for
the Georgia Department of Education.

Dr. Bryant has degrees from the University of Kentucky (BME, 1986), University of South Carolina (MME,
1993), Lincoln Memorial University (Ed.S, Administration and Supervision, 2005) and Liberty University
(Ed.D., Education Leadership, 2012). He lives in Waleska, GA, with his wife Kelly, a professional flutist in the
Atlanta Opera Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (on call), and adjunct Professor of Flute at Reinhardt
and Kennesaw State Universities. They have two children: Jack, age 22, a horn performance fellow at the Curtis
Institute of Music, and Helen, age 19, a piano performance major at the University of Michigan.

Gary-Gribble

Gary Gribble

Adjunct Professor of Music

GDG1@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5891

Clinical Faculty Instrumental Music;

B.M.E. Georgia State University
M.A. in Music University of Hawaii

Leslie-Gillis

Leslie Gillis

Adjunct Professor of Music

LMG@reinhardt.edu

Clinical Faculty Choral Music

B.M.E. Georgia State University
M.A. in Music University of Hawaii

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Jason Jones

Assistant Professor of Music Education

 

Music Education Coordinator

B.B.A. Emory & Henry College
M.E. Emory & Henry College
M.M. University of Texas
PhD candidate Eastman School of Music

Jason D. Jones is an Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Education Coordinator at Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA. He is also a PhD candidate at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

From conducting the Eastman Women’s Chorus to singing shape note at a goth bar, Jones’ performance experience is as varied as his teaching and research interests. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education and French, and a Master of Education from Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA. He, also, earned a Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Texas San Antonio.

He has experience teaching elementary general music, choir, and strings to children in urban and suburban areas. He is a recipient of the SAISD Foundation Inspire award for his work with urban elementary school children, and he was recognized for his contributions to the SAISD elementary strings project. Jones is an OAKE-certified Kodàly teacher and has extensive
Dalcroze training from the American Eurhythmics Society. He has presented workshops, research, and clinics on several topics for school districts, state conferences, non-profits, and universities across the United States. His work has been published in General Music Today and the book Kaleidoscope: A Collection of Standards-Based Lessons for the K-7 General Music Classroom.

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Martha Shaw

Professor of Music

MPS1@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5639

Director of Choral Activities

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

Kelly-Thomas

Kelly Thomas

Adjunct Professor of Music

LTM@reinhardt.edu

String Methods

B.M.E. Boston University
M.M.Ed. Boston Conservatory
PhD. in Music Education The University of Georgia

Charles-Tighe

Charles Tighe

Adjunct Professor of Music

CT1@reinhardt.edu

Elementary Methods

B.A. Kenyon College
M.M. University of Colorado

Sacred Music

Nathan-Frank

Nathan Frank

Adjunct Professor of Music

NAF@reinhardt.edu

Voice, Church Music

B.M. The University of North Texas
M.M. Southern Methodist University
D.M.A. The University of North Texas

Applied Keyboard Studies

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Marla Bishop

MJB@reinhardt.edu

Piano Class

B.A. Kennesaw State University
M.M. Converse College

Jessica-Conklin

Jessica Conklin

Adjunct Professor of Music

jessica.conklin@reinhardt.edu

Class Piano

B.M. Converse College
M.M. in Piano Pedagogy University of Oklahoma

Mason-Conklin

Mason Conklin

Assistant Professor of Music

NMC@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5658

Piano, Class Piano, Theory

B.M. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma

Pamela-Radford

Pamela S. Radford

Adjunct Professor of Music

PSR@reinhardt.edu

Organ

B.A. Gardner-Webb University
M.M. Converse College

Diliana-Slavova

Diliana Slavova

Adjunct Professor of Music

DMS@reinhardt.edu

Harpsichord

B.M. State Academy of Music Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgaria
M.M. Georgia State University

Alexander-Wasserman

Alexander Wasserman

Assistant Professor of Music

AMW@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5560

Piano, Theory, 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

Applied Voice Studies

Reverie-Berger

Reverie Berger

Assistant Professor of Music

RMB@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5701

Voice

B.M. University of Michigan
M.M. Manhattan School of Music
D.M.A. University of Michigan

www.ReverieBerger.com

Dr. Reverie Berger, a native of California, moved to metro Atlanta in 2007 and has been an active performer and teacher in the area. Recent regional performances include the title role in Cinderella (La Cenerentola), Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music, soloist in Sophisticated Ladies, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, and performer in The Atlanta Opera’s 24-Hour Opera Project. Concert soloist engagements include Handel's Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, Rutter’s Feel the Spirit, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Mozart's Requiem, and Rossini's Stabat Mater. She has performed throughout the South and Midwest with companies such as Capitol City Opera, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Peach State Opera, and First Coast Opera. Dr. Berger is an Assistant Professor of Music at Reinhardt University and joined the faculty in 2009. She has degrees from The University of Michigan (D.M.A. and B.M.) and The Manhattan School of Music (M.M.). Dr. Berger's students have won awards in state, regional, and national NATS Student Auditions. Dr. Berger also won the Southeast Regional NATS Artist Awards in 2012 and was a national semi-finalist in the competition. She currently lives in Marietta with her husband and two sons.

Ann-Schantz

Anne Schantz

Assistant Professor of Music

ACS@reinhardt.edu
770-720-9169

Voice

B.S. Southern Nazarene University
M.M. University of Oklahoma
D.M.A. University of North Texas

Rebecca-Salter

Rebecca Salter

Associate Professor of Music

RAS@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5773

Voice

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

Dr. Rebecca Ann Salter is an Associate Professor of Voice at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia, where she serves at the Voice Area Coordinator.  Dr. Salter earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal performance at the University of Oklahoma, where she studied with Salvatore Champagne. Prior to that, she studied with Larry Wade Keller at Oklahoma City University, where she earned her Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in vocal performance. Former students have performed on television and film, on Broadway, in national and international Broadway tours, and with various regional theatres. Many of Dr. Salter’s students have been winners and finalists at GANATS, SERNATS, and National NATS auditions. As a performer, Dr. Salter has received numerous awards, including the Benton-Schmidt Scholarship and Metropolitan Opera National Council District First Alternate (the year that Kelli O’Hara won), and was a Finalist in the 2010 TEXOMA-NATS Artist Awards Competition. Dr. Salter is a 2016 participant in the Naked Voice Institute at Northwestern University with W. Stephen Smith, and is certified from The Institute for Contemporary Commercial Music in Vocal Pedagogy (The LoVetri Method - Level I). She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (current Vice President of the Georgia Chapter, and former Registrar for the Southeastern Region) and Pi Kappa Lambda. She resides in the Lake Arrowhead community with her husband, Joseph.

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Cory Schantz

Associate Professor of Music

CNS@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5759

Voice

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

www.CorySchantz.com

Dr. Cory Schantz has sung principal roles with Atlanta Opera, Tulsa Opera, and Baltimore Opera, among others. Most recently, he made his company debut with Opera Birmingham, singing the role of Capulet in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette.

An active interpreter of oratorio and concert singer, Dr. Schantz made his Carnegie Hall debut in April 2018, singing the baritone solos in Handel’s Messiah. He has also appeared as soloist with the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Johns Creek Symphony, Rome Symphony, Billings Messiah Festival, and Brazos Chamber Orchestra. In 2017, Dr. Schantz appeared as baritone soloist on the recording Canciones del Corazon, by the Reinhardt University Chamber Singers.

As a recitalist, Dr. Schantz has performed recitals and presented masterclasses at Austin Peay State University, University of Connecticut, University of South Alabama, and the University of Tennessee. Upcoming recitals include performances at University of Toledo and Florida State University.

Dr. Schantz studied with Marilyn Horne at The University of Oklahoma (where he earned his D.M.A.) and the Académie Musicale de Villecroze (France). He has served on the voice faculty at Ouachita Baptist University, Oklahoma State University, South Dakota State University and is currently on faculty at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia, where he teaches voice and coordinates the opera program.

Pedro-Carreras

Pedro Carreras

Adjunct Professor of Music

PEC@reinhardt.edu

Voice

B.M. Georgia Southern University
M.M. Florida State University

Pedro Carreras (BA, Voice Performance, Georgia Southern University; MM, Voice Performance, Florida State University) joined the Reinhardt faculty in 2017 as an Adjunct Professor of Voice. He has been an active performer and teacher for over ten years. Recent opera credits include Rodolfo in La Boheme, Cavaradossi in Tosca, French Sentry in Silent Night, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, and Prince Charming in Knightly News. Mr. Carreras has also performed in several musical theatre revues, including Bernstein, Sondheim, Cole Porter, and Music from the Golden Age. He works regularly with all three Atlanta area opera companies: Capitol City Opera, Peach State Opera, and The Atlanta Opera. Mr. Carreras also performs regularly as a concert artist, appearing as the tenor soloist in Bruckner's Te deum, Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra's Peace and Harmony concerts, and in Ramírez' Misa Criolla with the Alpharetta Comunity Chorus. He has had several students perform professionally in the Atlanta area with such companies as The Alliance Theatre, OnStage Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park, and the Georgia Aquarium. Students have also won awards at the Georgia NATS and Southeastern Regional NATS competitions.

Nathan-Frank

Nathan Frank

Adjunct Professor of Music

NAF@reinhardt.edu

Voice, Church Music

B.M. The University of North Texas
M.M. Southern Methodist University
D.M.A. The University of North Texas

Instrumental Applied Studies

Matthew-Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Director of the Reinhardt Honors Guitar Orchestra and Festival
Music Program Coordinator

MMA@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5569

Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, Guitar Methods, Music Theory

B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. University of Georgia
D.M.A. University of Georgia
Assistant Professor of Music

www.athensguitarduo.com
www.matthewandersonguitar.com

John-Bryant

John Bryant

Artist Affiliate, Trumpet

jhb@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5799

Trumpet

B.M. Indiana University
M.M. University of Louisville
D.M.A. University of South Carolina

http://johnbryantmusic.com

Kelly-Bryant

Kelly Bryant

Artist Affiliate, Flute

KSB@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5790

B.M. University of South Carolina
M.M. University of South Carolina
Atlanta Opera Orchestra

Nic-Deuson

Nicolas Deuson

Adjunct Professor of Music

NAD2@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5560

Guitar, Music Theory

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

www.nicolasdeuson.com

Paul-Dickinson

Paul Dickinson

Artist Affiliate, Euphonium and Tuba

ptd@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5799

Tuba, Euphonium

B.M. Furman University
M.M. Georgia State University
D.M. Florida State University

brandyn-taylor

Brandyn Taylor

Artist Affiliate, Saxophone, Director of Jazz Studies

Brandyn.Taylor@reinhardt.edu

678-644-6752

Jazz, Saxophone

B.M. Columbus State University

M.M. Georgia State University

Vandoren Artist-Clinician
https://www.dansr.com/vandoren/artists/regional-artists
Conn-Selmer Performing Artist
https://centerstage.conn-selmer.com/artists/brandyn-taylor

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Jeanne Heinze

Artist Affiliate, Clarinet

JMH@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5790

Clarinet

B.M.E. Louisiana State University
M.M. Manhattan School of Music
Atlanta Opera Orchestra

Nathaniel-Lee

Nathaniel Lee

Artist Affiliate, Percussion

nsl@reinhardt.edu 
770-720-9170

Percussion

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

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Mackenzie Newell

Artist Affiliate, Horn

Mackensie.Newell@reinhardt.edu

B.M. Boston University
M.M. New England Conservatory of Music

Mackenzie Newell is a French hornist and educator currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Boston University and a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music. While in Boston, Mackenzie performed with groups such as the Boston Pops and the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra. In addition to playing regularly with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Mackenzie currently teaches horn players from beginner through collegiate levels.

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Hollie Lawing Pritchard

Artist Affiliate, Trombone

hlp@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5799
Cell - 678-492-1130

B.M. Georgia State University
Graduate Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music

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Martha Kleiner-Stephenson

Artist Affiliate, Oboe

 

New England Conservatory of Music and the Colburn School

Martha Kleiner Stephenson has performed oboe and english horn throughout the United States and abroad. She has held positions as an acting section member of the National Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and the Auckland Philharmonia. Martha is a regular guest musician with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and joined the orchestra on their 2019 international tour. Ms. Kleiner has been a guest principal with the San Antonio Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony, and has had other performances with the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Boston Symphony, Utah Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic and Charleston Symphony.

Martha is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and the Colburn School. She was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and spent other summers at the Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Academy of the West. Her teachers have included John Ferrillo, Anne Marie Gabriel, and Alan Vogel.

Marching Band

Steven-Watson

Steven Watson

MSW1@reinhardt.edu

Director of Athletic Bands

B.M.E. Jacksonville State University 
Brass Caption Head for AtlantaCV

Collaborative Pianists

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Wanda Cantrell

WDC@reinhardt.edu 
770-720-9171

B.M.E. Berry College

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Marcena Kinney

MLK@reinhardt.edu

B.M. Shorter College
M.M. Northwestern University

janelle_martinez

Janelle Martinez

JRH@reinhard.edu

B.M. Reinhardt University

Pamela-Radford

Pamela S. Radford

PSR@reinhardt.edu

B.A. Gardner-Webb University
M.M. Converse College

Diliana-Slavova

Diliana Slavova

DMS@reinhardt.edu

B.M. State Academy of Music Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgaria
M.M. Georgia State University

fabia_smith

Fabia Smith

FIS@reinhardt.edu

B.M. University of Miami at Coral Gables (FL)
M.M. University of Michigan

Melanie-Williams

Melanie Williams

MWP@reinhardt.edu

B.M. Georgia State University
M.M. Lee University

Theatre and Musical Theatre Studies

David-Nisbet

David Nisbet

Associate Professor of Music

DSN@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5860

Theatre Program Coordinator, Musical Theatre, Theatre

B.A. Millikin University
M.F.A. Illinois State University

Brian-Osborne

Brian Osborne

Assistant Professor of Music

BSO@reinhardt.edu
770-720-5860

Music Director for Musical Theatre and Opera

B.M. University of GA
M.M. Florida State University
M.M. University of Tennessee

Morgan-Brooks

Morgan Brooks

Adjunct Professor of Theatre

MMB@reinhardt.edu

Technical and Operations Manager of the Reinhardt Theatre

B.A. Rhodes College
M.A. Savannah College of Art and Design

Morgan McCrary Brooks (B.A. in Theatre, Rhodes College; M.A. in Performing Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design) serves as Reinhardt University Theatre's Technical and Operations Manager and instructor of technical theatre classes. She also teaches acting classes and summer camps at the Grand Theatre in Cartersville, GA; and works as a freelance designer and director in the Atlanta area theatre community. She is a Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Award nominee (Into the Woods, Act3 Productions, 2017) and winner (scenic design for Foxfire, StageWorks, Inc., 2013). She is pleased to be a part of Reinhardt University and looks forward to the many exciting things to come in the world of performing arts at Reinhardt.

Jamie-McCord

Jamie McCord

Adjunct Professor of Dance

JLM@reinhardt.edu

Dance

B.A. Kennesaw State University

Administration

Fredrick Tarrant

Fredrick Tarrant

Dean, School of Performing Arts

FKT@reinhardt.edu
770-720-9221

Music History

B.M. Baylor University
M.M. Baylor University
Ph.D. Indiana University
Professor of Music

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Kaylee Totten

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

kaylee.totten@reinhardt.edu

770-720-9172

B.S. Reinhardt Univeristy