Department of Music Faculty and Staff

Doug Bassett

Nathaniel Gworek

Barbara Altman

Barbara Altman is originally from Los Angeles. Her early training was with Gretchen Geber. She received her formal training at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. At Eastman, she earned the Bachelor and Master of Music with Honors in cello performance as a student of Ronald Leonard. She spent one year as a member of the Milwaukee Symphony and several years as a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Upon moving to Georgia she performed as a member of the Atlanta Ballet... Read More

Lisa Bartholow

Lisa Bartholow has a diverse performance background on flute, piccolo, and baroque flute in orchestral, chamber, solo, contemporary, electronic, and pop settings, ranging from appearances as a guest artist with the Chester String Quartet to symphonic playing and finally to backing Rod Stewart. A devoted chamber musician, Lisa is a founding member of the Peachtree Consort, an active Atlanta-based woodwind quintet.  As a soloist, she has appeared on subscription concert series, at regional... Read More


Rebecca Rowell Cooke

Rebecca Rowell Cooke, the daughter of Edd and Ruth Rowell of Macon, began her journey in music singing harmonies with the family of five on road trips. She sampled violin, oboe, and piano before deciding clarinet was her favorite. Rebecca participated in All-State band or orchestra every year from 7th grade through the 12th grade. She went to Governor’s Honors Program in music as a sophomore and the following year received the Bellsouth Scholarship to study at Brevard Music Center for the... Read More

Joshua Crook

Joshua Crook, is an active freelancer and teacher in the Atlanta, Georgia area. He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Horn Performance from Florida State University, studying under (the late) Dr. William Capps, Michelle Stebleton and David Cripps. Over the past fifteen years, Joshua, has performed with various orchestras and ensembles throughout the Southeast: some of which are the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, and the... Read More

Chris Enghauser

Chris Enghauser who earned a MM in Music Performance from The University Georgia, a BM in Music Performance from George Mason University, is a section bassist with the Macon Symphony and Albany Symphony, Principal Bassist of the Toccoa Symphony in Toccoa, Georgia, and a frequent section player with the Columbus Symphony and Rome Symphony. Chris’ performing experience includes freelancing in a range of styles including jazz, rock, bluegrass, folk, and world music. Chris has been the... Read More


Dr. Stephen Fischer

Saxophonist Dr. Stephen Fischer maintains an active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Dr. Fischer is the applied saxophone instructor in the Department of Music at Georgia College and has also served on the faculties of Clemson University, the University of Georgia, and the University of West Georgia. As a performer, Dr. Fischer is an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and has been invited to perform at the organization’s national and... Read More


Dr. Jennifer M. Flory

Dr. Jennifer Flory has been Director of Choral Activities at Georgia College in Milledgeville since August 2005. She conducts the University Chorus and the auditioned Max Noah Singers and teaches choral and vocal music education and conducting courses. In December 2009, she was appointed Graduate Coordinator for the MME program. In August 2015, Flory was promoted to Professor of Music. Since August 2006, Flory has served as Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Milledgeville... Read More


Dr. Dana Gorzelany-Mostak

Dana Gorzelany-Mostak is an Assistant Professor of Music at Georgia College. She holds a PhD in musicology from McGill University, and she has taught courses on the history of western music, opera in the 21st century, music and politics, music since 1900, popular music, and historiography. Her research explores various facets of American musical culture—the role of popular songs in presidential campaigns, the reception of music prodigies in the age of reality television, and the untold history... Read More

Dr. Richard Greene

Professor Emeritus Richard Greene is a classical guitarist, composer and analytical musicologist. Dr. Greene received a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance degree from Loyola University in 1970, a Master of Fine Arts in Guitar Performance degree from Tulane University in 1976 and a PhD in Analytical Musicology from the University of Leeds in 1992. He is one of the world's leading authorities on the music of the English composer Gustav Holst, whose composition... Read More


Dr. Tina Holmes-Davis

Tina Holmes-Davis is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Georgia College where she serves as Coordinator of Music Education and Graduate Music Education. Dr. Holmes-Davis holds a DMA in Music Education from Boston University. She was accepted to participate in COPLAC’s Digital Liberal Arts Seminar for distance mentored undergraduate projects in Summer 2016. Dr. Holmes-Davis has 15 years of public teaching experience in elementary music and middle school band. She is sought after as a... Read More


Dr. Maureen Horgan

Dr. Maureen Horgan has been the Georgia College brass specialist since 2002. She teaches studio brass, directs the brass ensembles, and teaches aural skills, jazz history, and improvisation. With degrees from the New England Conservatory, Yale University School of Music, and SUNY Stony Brook, Maureen has had a long career as a professional musician, performing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, and with renowned musicians, including Aaron... Read More


Dr. David Harned Johnson

David Harned Johnson is a composer and violinist currently teaching at Georgia College. He has previously taught at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music in Macon, where he was chair of theory and composition as well as concertmaster of the Macon Symphony Orchestra. Born and raised in California’s High Desert, he completed a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance and... Read More


Dr. Youngmi Kim

South Korean soprano Dr. Youngmi Kim is an Assistant Professor of Music and Vocal Department Coordinator at Georgia College. She has previously taught at Radford University in Virginia and Wilberforce University in Ohio. She received her education at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati (DMA and MM) and Ewha Womans University (BM) in Korea. Dr. Kim is the recipient of numerous accolades including first prize at the William C. Byrd Young Artist... Read More


Dr. Kaju Lee

Heralded as a “very accomplished pianist [who] provides first-class partnership at the keyboard” Kaju Lee has performed extensively as a collaborative partner in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, and throughout the United States. Her recent engagements include a tour with the Lonestar Classical Voices, and performances at Baylor University (Texas), the University of South Africa, Stellenbosch Konservatorium, and the Grahamstown... Read More


Dr. Owen Lovell

Pianist Owen Lovell has appeared as a soloist and critically acclaimed chamber musician in seventeen U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Canada, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Commercial releases include tracks with rock musician Kip Winger (2008, Frontiers Records) and ASCAP award–winning composer Randall Bauer (2016, Albany Records). Owen has performed in live broadcasts on Wisconsin Public Radio and Austin, Texas NPR affiliate, KUT–FM. He has worked with many prizewinning composers, most... Read More


Dr. William James McClain

Conductor and violist William James McClain has appeared in major venues across the United States and abroad including Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Sheremetev Palace in Saint Petersburg Russia. He has conducted professional, community, and talented youth orchestras for over twenty years. In the spring of 2006 he conducted Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite with the Macon Symphony Orchestra in Georgia as the 2005 winner of the International Conductors Workshop and Festival... Read More

Ryan Moser

Ryan Moser is the adjunct professor of trumpet at Georgia College and State University.  Along with teaching at GC, Ryan is an active freelance trumpet player based in the Greater Atlanta area and performs throughout the Southeast.  Ryan performs as a member of the Premiere Brass Quintet and the acclaimed Georgia Brass Band and has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Albany Symphony, Gainesville Symphony, Georgia Symphony, Ludwig Symphony, Macon Symphony and the New World Symphony... Read More


William Pritchard

Bill is a native of New Jersey. He began teaching and freelancing in Atlanta in 2001 while he was a member of the Army Ground Forces Band. Currently he plays tuba with the Midtown Brass Quintet, the free jazz trio Three Way Mirror, the Georgia Brass Band, the John's Creek Symphony Orchestra and the Ludwig Symphony. He has also performed with the Alabama, Columbus, Macon, Cobb, Chattanooga and Hilton Head Symphonies, the Savannah Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Atlanta Brass... Read More


Dr. Lev Ryabinin

Dr. Lev Ryabinin graduated with distinction from the Kharkov Institute of Arts, Ukraine, continued his education at the Samuel Rubin Academy of Music at Tel-Aviv University and received his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Dr. Ryabinin earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa, where he held a three-year teaching assistantship. Dr. Ryabinin won First Prize in the Tel-Aviv Academy Competition and... Read More


Bradley Sowell

Bradley Sowell recently joined the faculty of Georgia College as an Adjunct Professor of Music in the voice area. He received his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of South Dakota. While there, he performed regularly with the USD Opera. His roles included Bill Corey in an abridged version of Donizetti’s L'elisir d'amore, Bartolo in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Golaud in a scene from Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, as well as Dr. Blind and Ivan in a production of Strauss'... Read More


Dr. Patti Tolbert

Dr. Tolbert received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia in 1997, the Master of Education in Music Education from Georgia Southern University in 1986, and the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Berry College in 1970.    Dr. Tolbert has twenty years of experience as an instrumental music educator teaching in Polk, Glynn, McIntosh and Oconee County schools before coming to GC. Dr. Tolbert continues to be an active performer around... Read More


Dr. Clifford N. Towner

Dr. Clifford N. Towner is Director of Band Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Georgia College. His duties include conducting the Wind Symphony and Jazz Band, as well as teaching classes in conducting and music education. Previously, Dr. Towner was Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa where his responsibilities included conducting the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Brass Ensemble, as well as teaching brass pedagogy, trumpet and... Read More


Dr. Bonnie Von Hoff

Dr. Bonnie Von Hoff joined the music faculty of Georgia College in the Fall of 2013. She teaches Applied Voice and Diction for Singers. She earned her Doctor of Arts with a major in Vocal Performance and a secondary in Music Education from Ball State University. While a graduate assistant in the Voice Department at Ball State, Dr. Von Hoff was a graduate assistant in Voice and Diction and completed an internship in Vocal Pedagogy. Dr. Von Hoff holds a Certificate of Performance from... Read More

Dr. Dusty Woodruff