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Dr. Keith Scott Reas

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Director of Music

Phone: (919) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Chattanooga , Tennessee , United States
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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...   more

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  • degrees , organ performance
    University of Oregon
  • Doctorate of Music Arts
    Eastman School of Music
  • degrees , organ performance
    Oberlin College
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Choral Arts of Chattanooga - Director, 17 May 2014 [cached]
Keith Scott Reas, Artistic Director
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.
2005 Washington Early Music Festival: Keith S. Reas, 5 Jan 2006 [cached]
CARMINA with KEITH S. REAS, organ - 'Ensalada Español'
CORDELION (Keith Reas, Director) with LA ROCINANTE (Christof Richter, director) - 'Sacred Sounds of New Spain'
Keith S. Reas
Keith S. ReasKeith S. Reas enjoys an active career as organist, accompanist and conductor.The winner of the 1985 International Organ Playing Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he has performed solo recitals for the Phoenix Early Music Society, the Arizona Early Music Society, the South East Historical Keyboard Society and the Washington Early Music Festival, as well as for universities, churches and chapters of the American Guild of Organists across the United States and in England.As accompanist and continuo player, he has appeared with the Oregon Bach Festival, the Eugene Symphony, the Columbia Chorale, the Eastman Chamber Players, the Phoenix Bach Choir, the Washington Bach Consort, Musikanten Montana and the Alexandria Choral Society, with whom he performed the Vespers of Monteverdi and Cavalli in both Venice, Italy, and Washington, D.C.He is the featured organist on two CDs with the Bethesda-based Musikanten (Kerry Krebill, director).In Dialogues, the recently released recording of twentieth-century music for flute and organ, he and flutist Linda Marianiello "achieve flawless ensemble and perfect balance" (The American Organist).
He has been Director of Music at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in D.C. since 1991, leading his choir in annual concerts with orchestra and on tour in England.Their repertoire includes the Requiems of Fauré, Mozart, Rutter and Duruflé, masses of Haydn.Mozart and Schubert, Bach and Buxtehude cantatas and many American works, including the premiere of Paul Steven Leary's St. Mark's Mass. As Interim Director and Acting Artistic Director of the Alexandria Choral Society (VA) from 2001-04, he led that group in critically-acclaimed performances of Purcell, Haydn (his "expert direction ... provided an excellent treatment of the music's contrasting styles" - The Washington Post), and twentieth-century American choral music, including premieres of commissioned works by Frances Thompson McKay (a "powerful and enveloping" performance - The Washington Post) and Paul Ayres.Keith Reas holds degrees in organ performance from Oberlin College, the University of Oregon and the Eastman School of Music.Formerly an adjunct professor at Shepherd College in West Virginia, he has been on the faculty for several Pipe Organ Encounters for the American Guild of Organists, and teaches privately in D.C.
Mr. Reas will perform with Carmina in an 'Ensalada Español,' an enticing musical menu of selections from Iberian composers, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill, on Wednesday, June 22, at noon. (Back to Schedule)
Mr. Reas is also the director of Cordelion, which will perform 'Sacred Sounds of New Spain' with La Rocinante at 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 23, at St. Mark's. (Back to Schedule)
The Clergy & Staff of St. Marks, 26 June 2009 [cached]
Keith is responsible for most of the musical activities in the parish. He serves as organist for worship services, directs the Chancel Choir (adult) and the RSCM-based Boys and Girls Choir (grades 4-8), and supervises the director of the Children's Choir (grades 1-3). He meets with lay task forces to consult about music for the liturgy, and assists parishioners in planning music for special events. He attends weekly staff meetings and monthly Worship Committee meetings. He manages the St. Mark's Music Studio, which currently offers private lessons in piano and organ, as well as Music Together classes for pre-schoolers. He coordinates concert activities at the church, including the Washington Early Music Festival and the Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival.
Keith Reas
The Clergy & Staff of St. Marks, 26 June 2009 [cached]
Keith Reas Director of Music 202/543-0053 x303 -- Marjorie Bunday - Archive 2002, 26 Jan 2002 [cached]
Keith Reas, music director
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