Dr. Stan Pethel is a Professor of Music and Chair of Fine Arts at Berry College near Rome, Georgia. He has been on the music faculty at Berry College since 1973. He holds a 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 married to Jo Ann Pethel, a pianist and music educator. They have three grown children.