Classical Education is enjoying a lively revival. But where do the Fine Arts fit? Music may be part of the Quadrivium, but how do we apply the Ancient concept of “music” to modern times? What about Drama, painting, architecture, and dance? Is it enough to tackle a sampling of masterworks?
As a musicologist, Dr. Reynolds specializes in eighteenth-century Russian music and German Romanticism. She directed the Study-in Germany program for Southern Methodist University, where she was a Professor of Music History for twenty-one years. Upon retiring, she moved to a ranch and began designing Fine Arts curricula for high-schoolers. Her unprecedented multimedia “Discovering Music: 300 years of Interaction in Western Music, Arts, History and Culture” (2009) was followed by “Exploring America’s Musical Heritage” (2011). She is now filming a history of Sacred Music from Jewish Liturgy to 1700. A Native Virginian (B.A. Hollins, M.M., Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), she studied at the Leningrad Conservatory in the 1980s and continues to perform She lectures regularly for arts organizations such as The Dallas Symphony, Van Cliburn Concert Series, the Kimball Museum and Smithsonian Journeys.