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Julie Rhyne Chamberlain

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Dr. Julie Rhyne Chamberlain is a Professor of Music and serves as the Director of Worship Arts at Catawba College.  A first generation college student, she earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, cum laude from Wingate University, Master of Music and Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and additional studies through the Hartt School of Music, Hartford, Connecticut. 

A faculty member at Catawba since 1989, Dr. Julie Chamberlain's teaching interests have evolved to include music theory, film music, world music and modern worship music.  She also enjoys teaching interdisciplinary courses in both the College Honors Program and the First Year Experience Program which have allowed her opportunities to travel with students to many locations including Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Ireland.

During the 2010-2011 academic year, she had the privilege of serving as the Swink Professor for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor for classroom teaching at Catawba. Students also recognized her as the Professor of the Year for both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years. 

Chamberlain is married to Catawba Alumnus, Eddie Chamberlain, and both are the proud parents of two daughters, Anna and Grace and two furry “boys,” Buddy and Dabo.  When she is not teaching at Catawba, she enjoys playing canasta, consignment store shopping and watching ACC sports (Go Tigers!).