Music Director - Dr. Kathleen Nicole Fallin
Kathleen Fallin completed her Bachelor of Music Education from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC in 1979. The following January, she joined the United States Army and was stationed at the Third Infantry Division Band in Wurzburg Germany. In 1983 she was assigned to the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, VA where she served as trumpet instructor until 1991. While in Norfolk, she also received her Master of Music from Norfolk State University. Following a 3 year assignment in Fairbanks Alaska, she returned to the Armed Forces School of Music as Brass Branch Supervisor, where she supervised 9 brass instructors; developed curriculum and audition standards for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps; and administered all brass auditions for the School. In 1996 she was assigned to the Fort Gordon Band in Augusta, Georgia, as the enlisted band leader. Following retirement from the Army in 1999, she was a band director in the public schools of Augusta for 7 years and the Director of Bands and Trumpet Professor at Augusta State University for 5 years. In 2011, she relocated to Atlanta to be with her loving partner.
In December 2012 she completed a Music Education Doctorate at The University of Georgia, Athens.