Tuesday, January 22, 2008
George Mann, retired professor of music at the University of West Georgia and former Carrollton resident, was recently selected as Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Music Teachers Association.
This award is presented annually to a GMTA member in recognition of lifetime achievement as a music teacher with excellence in teaching, professional activity, and service to the community. Mann taught at UWG from 1974 until 2003.
Since retiring from UWG, Mann has been adjunct faculty at Berry College in Rome and is currently on the faculty of LaGrange College. Mann is also teaching privately in his home studio in Lithia Springs where he now resides.
Mann also recently won a composition contest sponsored by the Episcopal Church for a congregational mass to celebrate the centennial of the Diocese of Atlanta. Mann’s mass was sung at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta at the closing ceremony of the centennial year in November. Mann is music director at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church in Douglasville.