- Assistant Professor , Music Department
- College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Constance Rhyne-Bray teaches voice and voice-related courses. She also teaches Introduction to Music, Introduction to World Music and History of Musical Theater. She is active with Arts at Queens, particularly interested in collaborative ventures with fellow artists. Professor Rhyne-Bray designed a Minor in Musical Theater, which was approved by the faculty and will begin in the fall 2010.
Over the years, Professor Rhyne-Bray has been active in the area as a stage director and performer, most notably with Opera Carolina, for whom she directed productions of "Don Pasquale," "The Impresario," "Trouble In Tahiti" and "Amahl and the Night Visitors."
Professor Rhyne-Bray's interests include online teaching, and bringing music and the arts to nonartists. She is also working on an instructional book for singers on dramatic interpretation of songs and arias, drawing on her undergraduate and graduate training in theater.
Professor Rhyne-Bray, fellow voice teacher Alisa McCain and Annelle Wilder, a yoga instructor, developed a workshop called "Let Go and Sing," using yoga to aid singers in relieving stress and tension, conditioning the vocal instrument and improving vocal technique.
Professor Rhyne-Bray is passionate about teaching, believing that to be a good teacher, one must remain forever a student. She loves to learn new things and pass them on.
- Master of Music - Opera; Florida State University
- Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance; Wittenberg University