J. Andrew Bowers
Director of Choral Activities
Drew Bowers was appointed Director of Choral Activities at Milton High School in 2007 where he conducts Chorale, Women’s Select, and Concert Choir and teaches Advanced Placement Music Theory. Prior to his appointment at Milton, Mr. Bowers was the Choral Director at Carrollton Junior High School in Carrollton, Georgia for six years. He has served as treasurer for the Georgia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and is currently the membership chair for Georgia ACDA. Other professional memberships include Georgia Music Educators Association, MENC, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Pi Kappa Lambda.
A native of Georgia, he holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University where he studied conducting with Ken Fulton and Sara Lynn Baird and voice with Loraine Sims. He also holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Shorter College where he studied conducting with John Ratledge and voice with Brian Horne. Mr. Bowers has also participated in conducting master classes at the University of Alabama, Baylor University and with Chorus America where he worked with Anton Armstrong, Sigrid Johnson, and Philip Brunelle and conducted the professional vocal ensemble Vocal Essence.
As a tenor, he has sung with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Atlanta Sacred Chorale. His solo career began with the Carroll Symphony Orchestra and their performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. Most recently he was tenor soloist for Berstein’s Chichester Psalms with the LSU A Cappella Choir on a Doctoral Recital. Mr. Bowers is currently the Director of Music at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church in Alpharetta, GA.
He currently resides in Alpharetta with his wife Leslie and their daughters Tucker and Cora.