Dr. Olivia Ellis (PAA)

Dr. Olivia Ellis
Dr. Olivia Ellis

Level 3 Piano, Associate Professor of Music, Chair of Worship and Performing Arts, Faculty Liaison for Performing Arts Academy


Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7282

Field of Study: Worship & Performing Arts

Office: Performing Arts Academy of Bryan College

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


Dr. Olivia Ellis is the faculty liaison and teaches both traditional and Suzuki piano. In addition to teaching piano lessons, she is also an Associate Professor of Music at Bryan College and directs the BC Piano Ensemble. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma and is active in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), currently serving as Southern Division Certification Commissioner. She is certified to teach Suzuki Piano Books 1-4. She loves to help students reach their goals and thinks that music study is essential to holistic education. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, crafting, and drinking tea.

Performing Arts Academy of Bryan College
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Rudd Auditorium, Box #7816

Office Phone: 423-775-7498