Dr. Olivia Ellis

Associate Professor of Music
Faculty Liaison: Bryan College Community Music School

E-mail: Olivia.Ellis@bryan.edu
Office: Rudd 302
Box: 7816

Academic Degrees

  • D.M.A. – Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma, 2016
  • M.M. – Piano Performance, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2011
  • B.M. – Piano Performance, Carson-Newman College, 2009


  • “Clara Schumann’s Character Pieces: A Pedagogical Approach to Selected Works.” DMA Document, University of Oklahoma, 2016.
  • GP3 National Conference Report: “Teaching Tips Meet Lightning Talks,” *MTNA E-Journal* (November 2014).
  • “The Problem of Mozart’s Concerti: Helping Students Find Appropriate Cadenzas, Clavier Companion(November/December 2012).

Professional Associations

  • Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Music Teachers National Association
  • Co-advisor, Chattanooga Area Collegiate Chapter of MTNA
  • College faculty liaison, Bryan College Community Music School
  • Suzuki Piano, certified in Books 1-4

Topics of Expertise

  • Piano Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy and Literature
  • Music Theory
  • Piano Music of Clara Wieck Schumann
  • Intermediate Piano Works of Franz Liszt
  • Intermediate Keyboard Works from Renaissance and Early Baroque Periods
  • Piano Duet Music for Students