Dr. Emma Pettyjohn, Professor and Chair of the Music Department, teaches applied piano, organ, piano pedagogy and literature, music theory, and aural skills. She also assists with accompanying as needed. She received the Bachelor of Arts in music from Shorter College and the Master of Music in piano performance from the University of Georgia, studying with Mrs. Mary Ann Knight and Dr. Richard Zimdars, respectively. Her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance also came from UGA, where she studied with Dr. Egbert Ennulat.
Dr. Pettyjohn previously taught at Piedmont College and joined the Music Department at Emmanuel in January 2003. She has served as the organist at Central Presbyterian Church in Athens since 2006. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Athens Chapter, and is available as an adjudicator for piano or organ competitions. She is also a member of the Northeast Georgia American Guild of Organists chapter.
Dr. Pettyjohn and her husband Marvin have two sons, Calvin and Conner, and reside in Winterville.
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