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School of Choral Studies

Faculty for the School of Choral Studies

A nationally acclaimed choral faculty will provide you with an excellent music education and daily instruction in choral singing and comprehensive musicianship. 

Our Faculty

Artistic Director

Professor of Music at Furman University, Coordinator of Choral Ensembles and Director of the renowned Furman Singers. Over its 50-plus year history, the Furman Singers has achieved a national and international reputation for choral excellence. Floyd is the first recipient of the Bingham L.

Greg Hankins
Musicianship, Pianist

Mr. Hankins holds degrees from the University of Georgia (M.M.) and James Madison University (B.M.). He has performed with members of the Metropolitan Opera, Atlanta Opera, The Canadian Brass, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, and the Sotte Voce Quartet. He maintains an active performing career collaborating with guest artists and faculty at the University of Georgia and is regularly on tour giving collaborative recitals and masterclasses.

Dr. Brian Kittredge
Men's Chorus, Musicianship, Small Ensemble

Dr. Kittredge is currently serving as the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he conducts the University Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, University Chorus, and teaches courses in conducting and music education. Over the past year, Kittredge has led the UAB choirs in several successful performances, includind a premier recording of K; Lee Scott's Gloria for Morningstar Publications, the ACDA Collegiate Choral Festival, and premiere concerts in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia.

John Kramar
Voice, Theatre Arts Coordinator

Mr. Kramar, baritone, is Associate Professor of Music at the East Carolina University School of Music where he is Chairperson of the Vocal Studies Department and Director of ECU Opera Theater. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music, where he was a scholarship student of Jan DeGaetani.

Dr. Jami Rhodes
Voice, Theatre Arts

Dr. Rhodes, mezzo-soprano, is currently Assistant Professor of Voice at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from Louisiana State University, a Master of Music in vocal performance from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Music in music education from East Carolina University. An active performer, Dr.

Eric Rubinstein
Women's Choir, Theatre Arts, Small Ensemble

Eric Rubinstein is a newly appointed Graduate Assistant and scholarship recipient from Louisiana State University, while pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting. Prior to LSU, Mr. Rubinstein was an Adjunct Instructor of Vocal Music Education at CUNY Brooklyn College and has garnered several years experience teaching High School Choral Music for the New York State public school system (Monticello and Westhampton Beach Schools).

Eric Stellrecht
Pianist

Mr. Stellrecht joined the faculty of the East Carolina University School of Music in 2003, where he is the primary collaborative pianist in the Department of Vocal Studies.  Since then he has overseen the musical preparation of many operatic productions for ECU’s Opera Theater, including Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Maria Stuarda, The Consul, The Medium, ! _idsummer _ight’s _ream, Lizzie Borden, and Madama Butterfly; Upcoming productions include Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea and Mozart’s Idomeneo.

Dr. Alanna Keenan
Voice, Small Ensemble

Dr. Keenan, soprano, is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in vocal performance from Louisiana State University, a Master of Music in vocal performance from LSU, and a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. An active performer in both oratorio and opera, her roles include Mother Marie (Dialogue of the Carmelites), Mrs.

Jared Berry
Assistant Director for Administration, Small Ensemble, Musicianship

Mr. Berry is currently on faculty at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School, where he conducts the select Women’s Chorale, Men’s Choir, Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, and teaches Music Theory. Outside the classroom, he is the Concert Music Director and Chorus Master of the Blue Hill Troupe, a New York City based theatre troupe presenting high quality theatre performances while raising money for charities. Mr. Berry is also the Conductor of the Babylon Chorale, one of Long Island’s premier seventy-voice community choirs.

Dr. David Fryling
Faculty

David Fryling is Director of Choral Activities at Hofstra University, where he conducts both the select Hofstra Chorale and Hofstra Chamber Choir and teaches beginning and advanced studies in choral conducting, as well as graduate-level studies in choral conducting and choral literature. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor for the Hofstra School of Education, where he supervises choral music education student teachers during their field placements. In the fall of 2014, David was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame as the “Educator of Note” in recognition for his years of leadership in the Long Island music education community.

Dr. Nathaniel Adam
Musicianship Coordinator, Pianist, Small Ensemble

Dr. Adam is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (B.M.) and the University of Michigan (M.A./Ph.D., Music Theory). He currently teaches Music Theory and Musicianship classes at Central Connecticut State University, and Composition and Music History at the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, CT. In addition to teaching in Connecticut and at NYSSSA, Dr. Adam is the Assistant Editor for the Journal of Music Theory at Yale University, and the Choir Director at Christ Church, New Haven.

Pablo Bustos
Voice, Small Ensemble

Mr. Bustos is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he received both his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Vocal Performance; Mr. Bustos' recent solo concert appearances include: