Dr. Vance Reese – Staff Accompanist (Faculty Member Since 2014): Dr. Vance Reese has had a long-time association with Christ School as chapel organist, with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra as co-principal double bassist; Asheville Lyric Opera in various capacities, and area colleges as an accompanist and teacher. Over his nearly twenty years in the area, he has served as organist and choir director in various churches and at Congregation Beth Ha Tephila where he has been the chief cantor for the High Holidays of the past three years. You may have also seen him as music director/pianist for various musical theater/opera productions. He earned his doctorate in music at Indiana University. He lives in Westwood Cohousing Community with his wife, Jean, and son, Jonathan.