Dr. Stan Pethel is Chair of the Fine Arts at
Berry College near Rome, Georgia. He has been
on the music faculty there since 1973. He holds
Bachelor of Music, and Master of Fine Arts degrees
from the University of Georgia and a Doctorate
of Musical Arts degree from the University of
Kentucky. In addition to his duties as Chair of
Fine Arts at Berry College Dr. Pethel teaches
music theory, composition and arranging, world
music, and low brass lessons.
He is a widely published composer and arranger
with over 1000 works in publication with 26 different
publishers. His writing includes works for choir,
piano, organ/piano duet, symphonic band, jazz
ensemble, orchestra, handbells, solo instrument
and piano, and various chamber music ensembles.
He is a regular recipient of the ASCAP Standard
He is married to Jo Ann Pethel, a pianist and
music educator. They have three grown children.
Mary Ellen, a college history teacher; Rob, a
music educator; and Joseph, a middle school health
and Physical Education teacher.
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