Kathryn Rhyne teaches adjunct voice lessons, music appreciation and an interdisciplinary course for bachelor of arts and non-majors. Rhyne has instructed students at Florida International University and Miami-Dade College. In Miami, she served as president of the South Florida chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singers. As a vocalist, Rhyne has performed as a professional oratorio and recital soloist across the United States, including locally with the Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra.  Rhyne maintains a private studio in Greenville, S.C.

Name Title Description


Introduction to Music

Introduction to the fundamentals of music, exploring a variety of musical genres, and developing an appreciation of the diverse musical genres. Although the focus157 for each section varies, all sections address certain fundamentals of music: listening skills, cultural context, historical development, musical vocabulary, musical structure, and style. Requires out-of-class listening and attendance at live concerts. Descriptions of the sections are published during the enrollment period for each term.


Voice Class I

Basic fundamentals of correct singing (posture, breathing, tone production). Beginning studies in vocal repertoire.


Music History I

The development of musical style, covering the period from Antiquity to c. 1650. Representative examples of music are discussed, with an emphasis on social-historical context and the philosophical origins of Western music.

My hope is to expand students' knowledge of classical music beyond their own experience, and to expand their skills of listening, analyzing, and appreciating fine music. I wish for students to engage with the material at hand, and with me, as I believe good teaching involves intellectual exchange. My music class is heavily dependent on group work, where the groups are randomly assigned. Working with others, especially those who may clash with each other, is an important attribute to offer both in the students' future workplaces, as well as their personal relationships. Lastly, I feel it is important to create tomorrow's educated, cultural audiences today. The music world depends upon it.

Temple University
Elizabethtown College (Pa.)
Training Under
Klara Meyers and John Douglas
Temple University
Rodney Nolan Miller, Robert Dundas and Tamara Mathews
Postgraduate study

Connect with Admission

Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Want more information about the admission process at Furman?

Contact us

Once you see our campus, making the right college decision will be so much easier.

Plan a visit

Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

Apply now

Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

Apply now
  • Furman University