Dr. Edwin "Sandy" Calloway
Associate Professor of Music
Chair, Music Department
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Dr. Edwin “Sandy” Calloway is chair of the music department and teaches aural skills and music technology. In 29 years of college teaching, Dr. Calloway has directed choirs, taught voice, German and French diction, music appreciation, music history, music theory, aural skills and was the music director of 11 music theater productions. Administrative accomplishments include the development of the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at Truett-McConnell College, the college’s first four-year degree. Since he joined the Young Harris College faculty in 2008, he has been involved in the development of the Bachelor of Music Education degree and led the music department through a successful National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) self-study.
Dr. Calloway has B.M.Ed. and M.M.Ed. degrees from Mississippi State University, a M.M. in Vocal Performance from Florida State University and a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance from the University of Alabama. He has performed as a vocal soloist in fifteen oratorios, as well being a featured soloist with the Toccoa Symphony, the Northwinds Symphonic Band, the Gainesville Chorale and the Lanier Singers of Gainesville, Ga. With his wife, Karen Calloway, he also has performed in over 30 joint recitals and civic programs.
Dr. Calloway is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Kappa Lambda, and in 2000 and 2005 he was listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. He is a past recording secretary and treasurer of Georgia National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and currently serves as an on-site evaluator for NASM institutional accreditation reviews.
As a teacher of voice, 11 of his college students have placed or were finalists in Georgia NATS auditions, one was a finalist in the Southeastern Regional NATS Auditions, and three of his high school students have placed in Georgia Literary Meets. Former students are now educators, church musicians and performers in their local areas.