Renee Waters, D.M.A.

Education

  • D.M.A. in Music Composition, University of Georgia
    • Dissertation: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
  • M.M. in Music Composition, University of Georgia
  • B.S.Ed. in Music Education, Jacksonville State University

Selected Publications

  • 'Pat-A-Cake' (SATB chorus and piano), Alliance Music
  • 'Quartet for Saxophones', Roncorp Music
  • Contributor to an article published in the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Volume 28, 2014

Selected Works

  • 'Shout!' (SATB chorus and piano), performance at Baylor University, May 2015
  • 'Shout', performance at 'Governor's Verses and Voices Festival Concert, Missouri State Capitol Rotunda, Jefferson City, MO, March 2012
  • 'Shout', performance at Missouri Music Educators Association meeting, Osage Beach, MO, January 2011
  • 'Fishin' ' (Alto saxophone, trombone, goldfish), performance at Bridgewater State University, September 2011
  • 'I Will Exalt You' (SATB chorus and piano), performance at Carnegie Hall, Choral spotlight Series, May 2011
  • 'I Will Exalt You', performance at Missouri Music Educators Association meeting, Osage Beach, MO, January 2009
  • 'Agnus Dei' (SATB chorus and piano), Region VI Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, Spring 2008

Related Experience

  • Attended the Institute for Music Theory Pedagogy, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, June 2014
  • Attended the Music Theory Pedagogy Workshops, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 2013
  • Adjudicator for the University of Missouri Creating Original Music Project (C.O.M.P.), 2017, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Composers, Inc.
  • Pi Kappa Lambda

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded Second Prize in the 24th Annual Choral composition Contest, Ithaca College School of Music / Theodore Presser Company (2003)
  • Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2002)
  • Parkway Distinguished Professor Award for excellence in teaching in Christian higher education
  • National Second-place winner of the 1992 Music Teachers National Association Composition Competition
  • 1991 Missouri Music Teachers Association 'Composer of the Year'
  • Faculty Life Beautiful Award, SBU, 2003

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
    • Orchestra member
  • Volunteer at CMH Parkview Healthcare Facility, Special Care Unit, Bolivar