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 was 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 in her local chapter. She is also a member of the Music Teachers National Association, and was a member of the Virginia Teachers Music Association, and Harrisonburg Music Teachers Association. She has presented at the MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium, VMTA State Conference, and was president of the JMU collegiate chapter.
While in Harrisonburg, VA, Scarlette was a piano and voice teacher and was a co-founder of the pedagogical trio pianocologie and frequently hosted music education workshops for children in the Shenandoah Valley area.
She has recently relocated to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to pursue her Master of Music Degree at Salem College for Piano Performance and Pedagogy with an emphasis in Injury-Preventive Technique.