Mr. Duane Ream

Duane Ream
SACRED IMPROVISATION, SERVICE PLAYING & PEDAGOGY, Theory, Orchestration, Composition, Sacred Literature Survey, Music Ministry Administration
M. M., B. A.
Mr. Duane Ream is Assistant Professor of Music at Bob Jones University, where he is the program director of Hymn Improvisation, teaches applied piano, music theory, and improvisation.  He holds the B.A. and M.M. in Church Music from Bob Jones University.  Mr. Ream is active as a solo performer, but primarily works as a collaborative artist—serving as accompanist for numerous recitals and concerts each school year.  He serves as rehearsal pianist and vocal coach for opera workshops and as part of the Bob Jones University Opera Association annual productions of grand opera.

He has produced many arrangements of hymns and gospel songs for multiple genres and his works are currently in the catalogs of six publishers and on numerous recordings. He is assistant pastor, music director, and adult Sunday-school teacher at his local church.  During the summer months he is the assistant program director at Camp Joy in Whitewater, Wisconsin.  He regularly leads workshops where he seeks to develop the abilities of pianists in the areas of improvisation and technique.  Many of his students have graduated to become leaders in church music programs both in the United States and on mission fields around the world.  Each spring for the last twenty-five years, he has supervised the music program of the BJU’s annual Bible Conference. Well over 300 people participate in the ministry of music during that week.

Mr. Ream has served as a clinician and adjudicator for various auditions, conventions, and festivals, including the National Federation of Music Clubs, Mobile (AL) Music Teachers Association, and the Family Educators Alliance of South Texas.  He enjoys a good reputation as a judge for the National Guild of Piano Teachers auditions and has served as a piano judge for the American Association of Christian Schools national competitions annually for over twenty-five years. He regularly seeks opportunities for continuing education and recent sessions attended include Music Theory Southeast annual meetings, piano pedagogy workshops at Furman University, University of Georgia (Athens), and Shorter University, and church music conferences at Pine Lake Music Company, Mikado Baptist Church (Macon), and The WILDS.

Duane Ream is honored to serve as Chair of the Church Music Studies program at Majesty Music Academy based in Greenville, South Carolina, where his online students span the globe.