Summer Institute: Performing Arts

College Credit(s): 1

In the Performing Arts Track at the Bryan College Summer Institute, students will:

  • Develop a personal philosophy as Christian artists and performers;
  • Study various aspects of Music and Film;
  • Participate and receive feedback on technique and musicianship in daily Masterclass sessions; and
  • Strengthen sight reading skills for music and vocalization.
  • Students are to purchase and read Francis Schaeffer's book Art and the Bible before attending the summer session, as part of the college credit requirements for this Track.

Register for the Summer Institute

Performing Arts Calendar Feature
Annette Watt

Ms. Annette Watt is the Academics Operations Coordinator as well as an Instructor in Music. After teaching for over 15 years in public and private schools and serving on church staff in preschool and children's education, Ms. Watt moved to Dayton with her husband and 2 daughters. Ms. Watt specializes in voice, elementary music and music appreciation.

Annette Watt Feature
Kim Keck

Associate Professor of Music, Kimbelry Keck is the Chair of the Performing Arts Department where she teaches Applied Voice, Music Education related courses, and directs the Bryan College Chorale and Chamber Singers. Dr. Keck holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University in Music Education and a Master's degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. As a singer, she has performed numerous operatic and oratorio roles in Tennessee and Georgia. Dr. Keck has extensive experience as an adjudicator with the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools.

"I am very excited to host our first Summer Institute for the Performing Arts. As a performer in today's world, I find it invaluable to have a strong and unwavering Christian worldview. In addition to developing skills as a musician, this summer we will look closely at what the Bible says about art and examine how the world has distorted these principles in various aspects of music and film."

Kim Keck Feature