Scarlette Harris Kerr is a 2017 graduate of James Madison University where she got her Bachelor of Music Degree in Collaborative Piano.
A native of Waynesboro, VA, she began piano lessons and formed her love of music at the age of four. She attended Waynesboro High School and accompanied the Waynesboro High School Concert Choir and had the opportunity to perform with them at Carnegie Hall her senior year.
While at JMU, Mrs. Kerr was an active accompanist. She was the recipient of the Annette Floyd May Choral Accompanist Scholarship and had the privilege of accompanying the JMU Treble Chamber Choir, Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus and University Chorus. She is an active accompanist for community music groups in the Shenandoah Valley including the Page County Community Choir, the Main Street Singers of Luray, Oak Grove Theatre, the Virginia Girlchoir, Schola Cantorum of Waynesboro, ShenanArts, and the Wayne Theatre.
Mrs. Kerr is an alumnae of Sigma Alpha Iota International Professional Music Fraternity, where she helped organize a free music lessons program for public school students. She is also a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Virginia Teachers Music Association, and Harrisonburg Music Teachers Association. She has presented at the MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium, VMTA State Conferences, and was president of the JMU collegiate chapter.
Scarlette currently lives and teaches in Harrisonburg, VA and is a piano and voice instructor for Valley Dance Theatre in Staunton, VA. She frequently hosts music education workshops alongside local colleagues for children in the Shenandoah Valley area.