|Dr. Toni Anderson, Voice||Toni Anderson||Find out more about Toni|
|Mr. Ruslan Apostolov, Violin|
|Ms. Allison Croysdale, Trumpet||Allison Croysdale|
|Dr. Bill Fry, Clarinet and Saxophone||Bill Fry|
|Dr. Nathaniel Gworek, Percussion, Assistant Director of Bands||Nathaniel Gworek||Find out more about Nathaniel|
|Mr. Paul Hammock, Music Tehcnology||Paul Hammock|
|Mr. Andrew Harry, Piano, Music Theory, Department Chair||Andrew Harry||Find out more about Andrew|
|Mr. Randy Kimbrough, Accompanist||Randall Kimbrough|
|Dr. Chapel McCullough, Director of Bands||Chapel McCullough||Find out more about Chapel|
|Mr. Garrett Motes, Guitar||Garrett Motes||Find out more about Garrett|
|Mr. Lanier Motes, Director- Scott Fine Arts Center||Lanier Motes|
Andrew Harry is a pianist and collaborative artist from Columbus, Georgia. Andrew is an assistant professor of music in piano, music theory and chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Point University. He is the director of music and worship at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Midland, Georgia. He also serves as the artistic director of the Csehy Summer School of Music in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. He holds an artist diploma and master’s degree in piano performance from Columbus State University, where he studied with Alexander Kobrin. Andrew works regularly with the Choral Society of West Georgia and Voices of the Valley Children’s Chorus as their rehearsal pianist, helping to engage community members in making music. Andrew and his wife, Amanda, have three sons and a daughter.
Dr. Toni Anderson
Toni Passmore Anderson is Artist and Author in Residence at Point University. Prior to coming to Point, she served for twenty-two years as Professor of Voice and Chair of the Music Department of LaGrange College where she was also the Co-Chair of the Musical Theatre Program and Music Director/Conductor for musicals and operas. She also served as a Music Professor at Morris Brown College in Atlanta for fourteen years, four of which she was the Department Chair. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Georgia State University, a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from The New England Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from Lamar University.
As a mezzo-soprano, Dr. Anderson has performed over sixty concerts, staged productions, and solo recitals in the United States and abroad. She has premiered several new works, including Lee Johnson’s Symphony No. 7: Infinitude, performed at the Moscow Conservatory and for the Human Rights Defenders Conference hosted by former President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center in Atlanta. She has performed in concert with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Virtuosi, Camerata Musica (Columbus, Georgia), ONYX Opera, the Boston Musica Viva, the Boston Academy of Music, members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and numerous university and civic chorales.
Dr. Anderson is the winner of the 47th Georgia Author of the Year Award for her book Tell Them We Are Singing for Jesus: The Original Fisk Jubilee Singers and Christian Reconstruction, 1871-1878, a social history of the ground-breaking choral ensemble. Of her book, Dr. Samuel Fred Roach wrote:
“This well-researched and perceptibly written study presents a mature and multi-faceted view of freedmen and women during the immediate post-Civil War era… Clear, honest, perceptive, and vivid character and institutional collages add to the human mosaic depicted by the work. This volume presents the best combination of research, vividness of style, and mature analysis. Depictions of the specific ways certain religious beliefs manifested themselves and effected decisions is instructive concerning fundamentalist Protestants during the era. And the interplay of differing and sometimes conflicting personalities involved in the story is presented with fairness, sensitivity, and insightfulness.”
Dr. Anderson appears as a contributing scholar on the PBS documentary Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (2019), narrated by Henry Louis Gates. She also participated with WGBH-TV (Boston) in the making of a documentary on the Jubilee Singers which aired May 2000 as a part of PBS’s American Experience historical series. Dr. Anderson has authored several book reviews for the Journal of American History and contributed an essay for the Library of Congress on the 1909 recording of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” Dr. Anderson is also published in the Southeastern Journal of Music Education and co-authored an essay that appears in Affirmed Action: Essays on the Academic and Social Lives of White Faculty Members of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, by Foster, Guyden, and Miller, editors.
Dr. Anderson has been an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) since 1982. She served as the Governor of the Southeastern Region from 2008-2012. Prior to this post, she was the Registrar, Vice President, and President of the Georgia NATS chapter. Her students have won vocal competitions at the state, regional, and/or national levels every year of her career. Dr. Anderson is an emeritus member of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s board of directors and has also served on the boards of the LaGrange Arts Council, the Lafayette Society of the Performing Arts, and the LaGrange Lyric Theater.
Dr. Anderson and her husband, Reverend Charles Anderson, have held leadership roles with numerous Christian ministries throughout the United States, including service on church conference boards, workshops, retreats, and music ministries.
Nathaniel Gworek is an assistant professor at Point University, where he is the assistant band director and percussion instructor. He continues to work with the percussion community, commissioning new music and performing recitals and clinics in the area. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society Health and Wellness Committee, the vice president of Georgia PAS and has previously served on the board of directors for the Women Composers Festival of Hartford. He has had the pleasure to play with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, UConn Opera Company and the Hartford City Singers. Interested in playing many different styles of music, he has toured the Northeast with percussion ensembles, orchestras, wind ensembles, rock and jazz bands, Mexican and African music groups, and a Renaissance music ensemble.
He has studied with Keith Aloe, Kay Stonefelt, a female pioneer on Broadway, and Jim Tiller of the Rochester Philharmonic. Dr. Gworek has previously worked as an instructor at Georgia College, Stephen F. Austin State University, Manchester Community College, and as a student, was a teacher’s assistant at the University of Connecticut, SUNY Fredonia, the New York Summer Music Festival and the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Dr. Chapel McCullough serves as the director of bands at Point University. Along with administrative duties, he conducts the Point University Concert Band, directs the Marching Skyhawks and teaches various music and music education courses.
Dr. McCullough earned his Ph.D. in music education from Auburn University in 2018, graduating as a Walter H. Moore and Joanna Moore Award recipient and a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. He also earned his master’s degree in music education from Auburn in 2013. During his time in graduate school, he served as a graduate teaching assistant for the music and music education departments, teaching various courses and assisting with the Symphonic Winds, Concert Band and the 380-member Auburn University Marching Band.
Dr. McCullough has also taught in K-12 band and music positions in Alabama. His high school marching and concert bands all received consistent superior ratings at festivals and competitions. He serves as a frequent guest clinician around Georgia and Alabama. Dr. McCullough lives in Auburn with his wife, Dr. Brittany McCullough, a project analyst at Auburn University, and their beautiful daughter, Misha.
Garrett Motes is a graduate of Point University where he studied classical guitar under Brian Smith. While at Point, he was the student leader of the acapella group Signature, and led worship for Point University Chapels, and the campus ministry Feast. Upon graduating he worked as worship leader for Atlanta Christian Church and began teaching at Courtnay and Rowe Music Academy. He is currently completing a Graduate Degree in Jazz Studies at Georgia State University where he studies jazz guitar under David Frackenphol. He has performed with artists such as David Pastor, Tom Scott, and Grammy Award winning saxophonist David Sánchez.