Dr. Stan Pethel is a Professor Music at Berry College near Rome, Georgia. He has been on the music faculty there since 1973 and served as department chair from 1994 to 2013. 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. Dr. Pethel teaches music theory, composition and arranging, world music, and low brass lessons.
He is a widely published composer and arranger with over 1,300 works in print from twenty‑seven 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 Award.
He is married to Jo Ann Pethel, a pianist and music educator. They have three children and four grandchildren.