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Keith S. Reas

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Shepherd University

HQ Phone:  (304) 876-5000

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Shepherd University

301 North King Street

Shepherdstown, West Virginia,25443

United States

Company Description

Shepherd University is a state-supported institution within the West Virginia system of higher education. From its beginnings over 130 years ago, the University has evolved into a comprehensive center of higher learning, serving a number of related, yet distin...more

Background Information

Employment History

Organist

Musikanten Montana


Director, Women's Chorus

Catholic University of America


Director of Music

St. Mark's Episcopal Church


Affiliations

Washington Early Music Festival

Steering Committee


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

Oberlin College


degrees

organ performance

University of Oregon


master's degree

Organ Performance and Literature

Eastman School of Music


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Musikanten Montana

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Keith S. Reas, harpsichord and organ
Keith Reas Keith S. Reas enjoys a varied 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, 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 CD's 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 was Director of Music at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in D.C. from 1991-2009, leading his choir in annual concerts with orchestra and on tour in England. 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, and twentieth-century American choral music, including premieres of works by Frances Thompson McKay (a "powerful and enveloping" performance - The Washington Post) and Paul Ayres. Currently, Dr. Reas is Director of Music at St Paul's Episcopal Church, a downtown parish in the heart of Chattanooga. Dr. Keith Reas holds degrees in organ performance from Oberlin College, the University of Oregon and the Eastman School of Music. He has held major church positions in Richland, WA, Rochester, NY, and Phoenix, AZ. He taught at Shepherd College in West Virginia, and taught privately in D.C.


Choral Arts of Chattanooga - Director

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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.


Guest Artist Biography

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


2005 Washington Early Music Festival: Keith S. Reas

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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. ReasKeith 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)


About St. Marks

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Keith S. Reas, Director of Music


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