Assistant Professor of Music Theory
Dr. Jim Rhinehart, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, is a multifaceted composer, pianist, and educator active in both concert and commercial music. Jim holds degrees in theory and composition from Central Michigan University (BM) and Ball State University (DA), as well as a master's degree in music education from Florida State University. As a composer, Rhinehart has had works performed at numerous new music festivals, Electronic Music Midwest, the Electroacoustic Barn Dance, as well as national and regional Society of Composers conferences.
As a commercial composer and arranger, Jim creates music for a number of attractions around the country, including Gaylord Hotels and Walt Disney World. He also performs as a keyboardist around the country at corporate and private events.
When not doing music, Jim enjoys charcuterie and fly fishing.