Instructor of Keyboard Skills, Staff Accompanist


Jan Adams has been on the staff of the University of West Georgia since 1993. She has been staff accompanist since 1993 and is currently instructor of Keyboard Skills. Mrs. Adams received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Piano Performance from West Georgia, where she studied with Betty Tolbert-Smith. While in college she was a finalist in the GMTA Auditions and winner of the concerto competition, performing the Schumann A Minor Concerto with Orchestra. As a teacher, Mrs. Adams has taught privately for more than 40 years in Carrollton. She is a member of American College of Musicians where she serves as chairman of the Carrollton chapter. Mrs. Adams is an MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and has been honored as the 2015-2016 GMTA Teacher of the Year. Other previous GMTA positions include Certification Secretary, MTNA Foundation Chair, and Vice-President of Auditions. She has adjudicated numerous festivals and auditions in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina. As a performer, Mrs. Adams has served as accompanist for the Carroll County Community Chorus for the past 30 years and also for West Georgia's Concert Choir. She has accompanied numerous recitals for students and faculty.

Education / Degrees

  • M.M., Piano Performance, West Georgia College,
  • B.M., Piano Performance, West Georgia College,