George Mann received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati where his principal teacher was the late Herbert L. Newman. In 1971 Mann joined the faculty of Kansas State College of Pittsburg and in 1974 he came to the University of West Georgia in Carrollton where he was Professor of Music until retirement in spring, 2003. He currently teaches at LaGrange College as well as in his home studio in Lithia Springs.
Mann was selected as the 2007 Georgia Music Teacher Association Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by GMTA in recognition of lifetime achievement as a music teacher. A recipient of the Master Teacher Certificate from Music Teachers National Association, Mann has had several students receive recognition in various piano events. He has presented many piano workshops and master classes and is frequently asked to judge competitions throughout the South.
Mann has performed widely as solo recitalist, accompanist, and chamber music participant. He has been soloist with orchestras in Ohio, Kansas, and Georgia. His recitals have frequently been broadcast over WABE Atlanta Public Radio. In 1997, Mann was commissioned by Intersound Recordings to record a four CD set of classical piano music entitled “Sensual Classics” which was distributed nationally and internationally.
In the fall of 2007, Mann won the composition contest sponsored by the Episcopal Church Diocese of Atlanta for his congregational mass celebrating the centennial of the diocese. His mass was sung at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, at the closing ceremony of the centennial year in November, 2007. Mann is Director of Music at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church in Douglasville.