FACULTY

Keith Hearnsberger   
Dennis Hay
full-time faculty
dhay@smail.anc.edu
870.762.3124
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Keith Hearnsberger
full-time faculty
khearnsberger@smail.anc.edu
870.780.1263
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FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES

Dennis Hay

For over twenty years, Dennis Hay has served on the faculty at Arkansas Northeastern College as Instructor in Music specializing in piano pedagogy.  He currently teaches a wide variety of courses including Music Appreciation, Fundamentals of Music, Applied Piano, and Class Piano in addition to his role as accompanist for all three choirs.  He performs frequently throughout the Mid-South as both a solo and collaborative artist.  He has served as organist at First Baptist Church in Blytheville for over thirty years.  Hay holds degrees from Arkansas State University and the University of North Texas and has done additional post-graduate work at the University of Memphis.  His piano teachers include Myron Myers, Dorothy Sahlmann, Stefan Bardas, J.D. Kelly, and Sam Viviano.  He also studied accompanying with Harold Heiberg while at the University of North Texas.  Mr. Hay was honored to be selected Distinguished Instructor of 2007 at Arkansas Northeastern College.
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Keith Hearnsberger

A native of Southeast Arkansas, Keith Hearnsberger comes to Arkansas Northeastern College after completing his music and educational studies in Central Arkansas. He has degrees in Applied Vocal Music, Music History and Literature, as well as graduate degrees in Secondary Education and Educational Leadership. His area of research for his doctorate degree included an examination of Choral Music Involvement of public high school students upon literacy achievement. After teaching for 3 years in parochial schools, he taught for five years in Arkansas Public schools in England, AR and Little Rock, AR. During this time, he served as choral director/music educator for these schools and the programs under his direction experienced dynamic growth and musical accomplishments. Previous ensembles under his direction have received the highest awards offered by the Arkansas Choral Directors’ Association, and he has served as an adjudicator for Choral Performance Assessments and other choral events in the state. He has also served as an adjunct instructor of Music and Music Education at Pulaski Technical College and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Hearnsberger is a National Board Certified Teacher and is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, Arkansas Choral Directors Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, America Guild of Organists, Music Educators’ National Conference, and the College Music Society. In October 2011, the Arkansas Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association asked him to serve as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Two-Year/Community Colleges.

As Director of Choral Activities at ANC, he conducts the ANC Concert Singers, Women’s choir, Chamber Singers, and the ANC Community Choir. In addition to his conducting activities, he teaches Music Appreciation, Aural Theory, Class Voice, Introduction to the History of Western Art Music, Applied Voice and Advanced Applied Voice.
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