Summit with the Experts

Welcome to the Reinhardt University School of Performing Arts!

On February 6, 2021 Reinhardt University hosts an exclusive event: Summit with the Experts! This one-day event presents an opportunity for junior and senior High School band students to take an introductory lesson with Reinhardt University's staff of expert Artist Affiliates

Band directors may nominate junior or senior students to attend in-person on 2/6/21, or be scheduled for virtual instruction sessions given by Reinhardt School of Performing Arts faculty at NO COST.

Attending the Summit

In order to attend this event, students must be nominated by their Band Directors with additional information and recommendation. 

Summit events include:

  • Complimentary COVID-19 safe lesson with expert Artist-Affiliate instrumental faculty
  • “Q & A” session for students and parents with Dr. Fred Tarrant, Dean of the School of Performing Arts (SoPA) and Reinhardt Admissions staff (a great opportunity to learn about scholarships, auditions, and more!)
  • Lunch (for Summit participant students) in Gordy Dining Hall
  • COVID-19 safe tours of School of Performing Arts facilities and Reinhardt campus
  • FREE t-shirt (for Summit participant students)

Dr. Kerry Bryant, Director of Instrumental Activities

Deadline for submission is January 15, 2021.

Nominating Students

Band directors may nominate students through the nomination link. There are two options: Virtual or In-person.

  • Virtual participants: Student will be put in contact with appropriate Reinhardt Artist Affiliate to schedule a virtual lesson.
  • In-person participants: Band directors will be sent notice of selected students on Tuesday, 1/19/21. Selected Summit participants will be assigned a registration time and day’s activity schedule including all events listed above.

HURRY and NOMINATE your juniors and seniors soon - there are only SIX LESSON SLOTS available per Artist Affiliate! Selection is based on nomination information regarding student grade level (11th or 12th), participation in band, district honor band, auditions, etc. as well as the student’s level of interest in possibly attending Reinhardt University.

Band directors will be notified on Jan. 19, 2021 of both virtual and in-person selections. In-person participants will be given a registration time for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at Reinhart University!


Reinhardt University Artist Affiliates

Kelly Bryant – Flute


B.M. University of South Carolina

M.M. University of South Carolina

Atlanta Opera Orchestra

Martha Kleiner-Stephenson – Oboe

Martha Kleiner

New England Conservatory of Music and the Colburn School

Jeanne Heinze- Clarinet

Jeanne Heinze

B.M.E. Louisiana State University

M.M. Manhattan School of Music

Atlanta Opera Orchestra

Brandyn Taylor- Saxophone


B.M. Columbus State University

M.M. Georgia State University

Dr. John Bryant- Trumpet

John Bryant

B.M. Indiana University

M.M. University of Louisville

D.M.A. University of South Carolina

Mackenzie Newell, Horn


B.M. Boston University

M.M. New England Conservatory of Music

Hollie Lawing-Pritchard- Trombone


B.M. Georgia State University

Graduate Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music

Dr. Paul Dickinson- Euphonium/Tuba


B.M. Furman University

M.M. Georgia State University

D.M. Florida State University

Dr. Nate Lee- Percussion


B.M. Indiana University

M.M. University of Georgia

D.M.A. University of Georgia