Brent   Reeves
Instructor, Piano
School of the Arts
Division of Music, Piano
Office: 332 Beeson Hall
Email: abreeves@samford.edu

Brent Reeves teaches class piano at Samford University, where he also serves as an accompanist to undergraduate and graduate vocalists and instrumentalists. An experienced independent piano instructor, Dr. Reeves maintains a private studio in Birmingham, Alabama. His students participate in local and state competitions and are consistently named as winners and honorable mentions.

Dr. Reeves is a piano adjudicator, is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, and has served as president of the Alabama Music Teachers Association and the Birmingham Metro Music Forum. He is also a member of the Birmingham Music Teachers Association.

An active freelance accompanist, Dr. Reeves has played for vocalists and instrumentalists of all levels. For almost 20 years, he was staff accompanist for the Blount-Slawson Young Artist Concerto Competition, an event renowned for attracting some of the nation’s most talented instrumentalists in grades 7 to 12.

He is part of the Music and Worship staff at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Homewood, Alabama, where he and his wife, Lorna, are members. As the staff accompanist and arranger for Dawson, he plays piano and organ, as well as arranges and composes music for the needs of the Music and Worship ministry. He and Lorna are the parents of two adult children, Emma and Phillip, and have recently welcomed a daughter-in-law, Lynsey, to the family.

Brent Reeves received the Bachelor of Music degree (summa cum laude) from Samford University, the Master of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from The University of Alabama. While at The University of Alabama, Dr. Reeves held a teaching assistantship for three years. He has studied piano with Melinda Brooks, Betty Sue Shepherd, Robert Smith, and Amanda Penick.