Don Reddick is the dean of the School of Music. He is a pianist, arranger, and conductor – a gifted and talented musician who has given his life to music and the Church. Whether playing for soloists, choirs, or congregational singing, his unique keyboard artistry distinguishes him from all others. Dr. Reddick has been involved in the ONU Presents recording label as a musician, engineer, and producer. Recent recording projects in which he has been involved include Piano Praise and Worship, Gospel With a Swing, Christmas Jazz, The Olivetians, New Heights: God Is Working, Proclaim by Proclamation Gospel Choir, The Time Has Come by Before Tomorrow, and All Things New.
Dr. Reddick has been active musically for the General Church of the Nazarene. His activities include: pianist at the International Laymen’s Conference in Orlando, Fla. (1995), music director for Sunday School Ministries at General Assembly in San Antonio, Texas (1997), music director for the past two International Laymen’s Conferences in Nashville, Tenn. (1998 and 2002), and music coordinator for Olivet Nazarene University Celebration of Worship (1997–1999). Dr. Reddick was the music coordinator and pianist for the past three General Assemblies for the Church of the Nazarene (Indianapolis, Ind. 2001; Indianapolis, Ind. 2005; and Orlando, Fla. 2009).
Dr. Reddick received his Bachelor of Science in music education from Olivet Nazarene University in 1979. He also holds both the Master of Science degree and the Doctorate of Education in music education from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Reddick has been the dean of the School of Music at ONU since 1997. He directs the Jazz Band, as well as instructing courses in music theory, music technology and music education.
Dr. Reddick and his wife, Dr. Dena Reddick, have two children, Blake and Britney. The entire family graduated from Olivet.