Bryan K. Underwood
Bryan Underwood (pianist), is a graduate of Westminster Choir College of Princeton, New Jersey. His studies included piano performance (Ina Bronstein, and Harold Zabrack), and collaborative piano (Dalton Baldwin, and Glen Parker). As a member of the Westminster Choir and Westminster Symphonic Choir, performances included collaborations with the Philadelphia Orchestra, American Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and the Princeton University Symphony Orchestra.
As rehearsal pianist, he has worked under the direction of many conductors including Joseph Flummerfelt, Riccardo Mutti, Charles Bruffy (multiple Grammy Award winning conductor of the Kansas City Chorale), Scott Tucker (Artistic Director, The Choral Arts Society of Washington, DC), and Dr. Allyss Haecker (St. Olaf College).
He presently serves as collaborative pianist for Emory & Henry College, East Tennessee State University, East Tennessee’s Symphony of the Mountains and Voices of the Mountains, the Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy, Appalachian Men’s Ensemble and Cantemus Women’s Choir.
Bryan is part of the full-time staff of State Street United Methodist Church in Bristol, VA and serves as the Music and Worship Coordinator. He is a proud member of the American Choral Directors Association and BMI.
Erin E. Raines
Erin is thrilled to accompany the voices of Cantemus Women's Choir for a fifth season. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Milligan, where she studied piano under the instruction of Mrs. Anne B. Elliott; accompanied the Milligan College Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Noah DeLong, Mr. Douglas Grove-DeJarnett, and Dr. David Hendricksen; and examined vocal technique as taught by Dr. Charlotte Anderson. Erin is currently working towards a Master of Divinity at Emmanuel Christian Seminary in preparation for a lifetime of using music to encourage and enrich lives. Any given day of the week, you will find Erin accompanying soloists and ensembles at Milligan and ETSU and in local schools and churches.