Carol Reynolds

    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Professor
    • Organization:Silver Age Music, Inc.
    • Area of Expertise:Music History, Arts & Culture, Education

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Music History, Arts & Culture, Education
      Summary of expertise:
      I specialize in bringing music and the arts to general audiences, promoting interest in the arts, and advocating the critical role of arts in society and in education. My academic focus is on Russian Culture, German Romanticism, and Opera. I am fluent in Russian and German.
      After teaching for 21 years at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, I began working in my own business as an educator, speaker, and tour leader. I am the principal speaker for the Van Cliburn Concert Series and Dallas Winds, frequent speaker for the Dallas Symphony, Kimball Museum, and Dallas Museum of Art (and other organizations), and a tour leader and lecturer for the Smithsonian (primarily in Russia and Eastern Europe).
      I am a frequent speaker on the subjects of Classical education and homeschooling.
      Blog/Web site:
      Books/articles published:
      Books: Why Freshmen Fail: And How to Avoid It"; "Journey Through Advent." Multimedia courses: "Discovering Music: 300 Years of Interaction in Western Music, Arts, History, and Culture"; "Early Sacred Music"; "Imperial Russia--A Cultural Odyssey"; and "America's Artistic Legacy"
      Received IREX Grant for doctoral study in residence at Leningrad Conservatory (now Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory) in St. Petersburg, Russia.
      Prior media experience:
      Interviewed on radio and TV by various broadcasters (including KERA Dallas and American Family Media) and newspapers (including Dallas Morning News and Tulsa World). I have considerable on-camera experience through my own multimedia courses and trade outlets. I have extensive experience as a public speaker.
      Educational background:
      Ph.D. in Musicology, Univ. of North Carolina (1985). Associate Professor, Southern Methodist Univ. (1985-2006). Specialist in Russian Studies, Opera, German Romanticism.
      Russia, Eastern Europe, Music and the Arts, Classical Education, Homeschooling.

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