Assistant Professor of Music
Julie Rhyne Chamberlain, an associate professor of music and director of the Catawba College Community Music Program, teaches music theory, film music, private and class piano and serves as coordinator of accompanying. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, cum laude from Wingate University, Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has a Ph.D. in Music Education, from UNC-Greensboro. Chamberlain has additional education certifications including "Orff Schulwerk Level I" from UNC-G and "Education though Movement: Building the Foundation" from Hartt School of Music, Hartford, Connecticut. She has 13 years of experience teaching private and class piano to students of all ages in the Catawba Community Music Program.
She is affiliated with numerous professional organizations including College Music Society, Music Teacher's National Association, Music Educator's National Conference, and the National Guild of Piano Teachers. She has served as 2nd Vice-President and Southern District Junior Counselor for the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs. She has also presented papers at national and regional conferences, including Rethinking Traditional Piano Practices (2006 College Music Society National Conference). She serves as adjudicator for piano events and is active as a musician in the community.