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Robert Rhein

Robert Rhein
  • Title Associate Professor of Music
  • Work Phone 574.807.7223
  • Office Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center, Room . 121 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST

Robert Rhein's principal specialization is piano, but with a wide variety of interests he enjoys the reputation of being a “jack-of-all-trades.” His bachelor’s degree is in Mathematics (with a minor in German), while his advanced degrees (M.M. and D.M.A.) are in Piano Performance. He is constantly active both within Bethel College and in the area as an accompanist, performing throughout the community in classical recitals, choral concerts, opera, and musical theatre. He has also been active as concert and theatre reviewer for the South Bend Tribune, has published fifteen choral works (including some that have been in print continuously for over 25 years), and has performed many solo recitals, all while teaching piano, music theory and history, language (both diction courses and regular modern language courses), and even algebra at Bethel College. His personal library helps to serve as a resource for the department, and with a rudimentary recording studio setup he is often recording rehearsal CDs for students or otherwise editing recordings for study, auditions, and other purposes.

Teaching Interests:
Applied Piano Lessons, Piano Literature, Choral Arranging, Accompanying, Vocal Coaching, Opera Workshop, Musical Theatre, Advanced Music Theory, German, Italian, Algebra
Publications and Research:
  • Choral compositions and arrangements:
    • G. Schimer
    • Morning Star Music
    • Concordia Publishing House
    • Christopher Lee Publishing
    • German Grammar
Community Involvement:
  • Assistant music director (with wife Sandy), Emmaus Lutheran Church
  • Elder, Emmaus Lutheran Church
  • Concert/Theatre Reviewer, South Bend Tribune
  • Indiana Opera North
  • Freelance accompanist, IUSB, Notre Dame University and area High Schools
Professional Associations:
  • National Conference on Piano Pedagogy
  • World Piano Pedagogy Conference
  • American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
Personal Interests:
Classical music of all genres, Music Recording - both current and historic, Recording and editing technology, Choral arranging, Reading, History, Photography, Calligraphy, Macintosh computers, Woodworking
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