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Dr. Keith Reas Scott

Director of Music

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Direct Phone: (202) ***-**** ext. ***       

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

221 UNION ST

CARY, North Carolina 27511

United States

Company Description

St. Paul's Episcopal Church offers a variety of worship experiences: Sunday Morning at 7:30 Celebration of the Holy Eucharist Rite IThis service does not have music and uses the more traditional prayers found in the Rite I service. As a result the ser ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Director, Women's Chorus
Catholic University of America

Teacher
Shepherd University

Affiliations

Steering Committee
Washington Early Music Festival

Education

Doctorate of Music Arts

Eastman School of Music

bachelor's degree

Oberlin Conservatory

degrees
organ
Eastman School

degrees
organ
Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

degrees
organ performance
Eastman School of Music

degrees
organ performance
Oberlin College

degrees
organ performance
University of Oregon

master's degree
Organ Performance and Literature
Eastman School of Music

Web References (100 Total References)


paul leary

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Fall 2001, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington DC Commissioned by Keith Reas and St. Mark's Episcopal Church


Choral Arts of Chattanooga - Director

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Keith Scott Reas, Artistic Director

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Choral Arts of Chattanooga is pleased to introduce Keith Scott Reas as their new Artistic Director for the 2010-2011 season. Keith Reas was appointed Director of Music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in August, 2009. Prior to that, he held similar positions at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. (1991-2009), and in Phoenix, AZ, Rochester, NY and Richland, WA. He served as Interim and Acting Artistic Director for the Alexandria Choral Society (VA) from 2001-2004, and from 2006-2009 led the Women's Chorus at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Holding degrees in organ performance from Oberlin College and the University of Oregon, Keith Reas was awarded the Doctorate of Music Arts from the Eastman School of Music. He taught at Shepherd College in West Virginia and for several Pipe Organ Encounters of the American Guild of Organists, served on the steering committee of the Washington Music Festival, and is currently co-chair of the New Music Committee for the 2010 American Guild of Organists National Convention.
Dr. Reas has enjoyed an active career as organist, accompanist and conductor. Hailed as "an organists' organist" (Tucson Daily Star), he took first prize in the 1985 International Organ Playing Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has performed solo recitals for early music societies, universities, churches and chapters of the American Guild of Organists across the United States and in England, Germany and Italy.


Choral Arts of Chattanooga - Director

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Keith Scott Reas, Artistic Director

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Choral Arts of Chattanooga is pleased to introduce Keith Scott Reas as their new Artistic Director for the 2010-2011 season. Keith Reas was appointed Director of Music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in August, 2009. Prior to that, he held similar positions at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. (1991-2009), and in Phoenix, AZ, Rochester, NY and Richland, WA. He served as Interim and Acting Artistic Director for the Alexandria Choral Society (VA) from 2001-2004, and from 2006-2009 led the Women's Chorus at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Holding degrees in organ performance from Oberlin College and the University of Oregon, Keith Reas was awarded the Doctorate of Music Arts from the Eastman School of Music. He taught at Shepherd College in West Virginia and for several Pipe Organ Encounters of the American Guild of Organists, served on the steering committee of the Washington Music Festival, and is currently co-chair of the New Music Committee for the 2010 American Guild of Organists National Convention.
Dr. Reas has enjoyed an active career as organist, accompanist and conductor. Hailed as "an organists' organist" (Tucson Daily Star), he took first prize in the 1985 International Organ Playing Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has performed solo recitals for early music societies, universities, churches and chapters of the American Guild of Organists across the United States and in England, Germany and Italy.


PROPERS FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ...

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PROPERS FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT (Keith Reas, organ)

8. Gradual: Relieve the troubles of my heart [1:00]
9. Tract: Give thanks to the Lord [1:19]
PROPERS FOR THE FIRST MASS OF CHRISTMAS (Keith Reas, organ)
10. Gradual: Yours is princely power [1:32]
11. Alleluia [2:04]
VESPERS (Keith Reas, organ )
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Keith Reas, organ
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Originally from New York state, Keith Reas earned degrees in organ from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, the University of Oregon and the Eastman School. During his 7-year tenure as Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Dr. Reas became the first organist to be accepted for inclusion on the artist roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He was awarded first prize in the 1985 International Organ Playing Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has performed as organist, harpsichordist or conductor in more than a dozen states, England and Italy, including appearances with the Oregon Bach Festival, the Eugene [OR] Symphony, the Phoenix Bach Choir and the Washington Bach Consort. Currently residing in Washington DC, Dr. Reas is Director of Music for St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill and Assistant Director and Accompanist for the Alexandria [VA] Choral Society.


Guest Artist Biography

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Keith Reas - Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

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Keith Reas Keith Scott Reas enjoys a varied career as organist, choral conductor, church musician and continuo player. Since winning the International Organ Playing Competition in Ann Arbor, MI in 1985, he has performed concerts for the Arizona Early Music Society, the Phoenix Early Music Society, the Southeast Historic Keyboard Society, the Montana Early Music Festival, and the Washington Early Music Festival, as well as on many university, AGO, church and community concert series. He has appeared as continuo player and organ accompanist with the Columbia Chorale, Eastman Chamber Players, the Phoenix Bach Choir, the Washington Bach Consort, Alexandria Choral Society, Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene Symphony, Musikanten Montana, the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, and others.
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Keith Reas currently lives in Chattanooga, TN, where he was appointed Director of Music for St. Paul's Episcopal Church, an historic downtown parish, in August, 2009. Last fall, he was also named Artistic Director for Chattanooga Choral Arts, an auditioned, 32-voice community choir. Prior to moving to Chattanooga, he was Director of Music for St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., from 1991-2009, where he developed a lively music ministry of choirs, concerts and music instruction. During his Washington years, he had a long association with the Alexandria Choral Society, first as assistant director/accompanist, and later as artistic director. He also taught organ at Shepherd University (WVa), conducted the Catholic University Women's Chorus, guest-conducted other choirs, including the chamber choir Carmina, and served on the steering committee for the Washington Early Music Festival for many years.
Keith Reas holds degrees in organ performance from Oberlin College (Garth Peacock), the University of Oregon (John Hamilton) and the Eastman School of Music (Russell Saunders).

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