Brian Coski

brian coski

Brian Coski

brian coski

SUBJECT AREA: PIANO Brian Coski is excited to rejoin the teaching staff at First Baptist Newnan’s School of the Arts.  He has received degrees from Liberty University (B.M.) and Georgia State University (M.Mus.Ed.). In addition to a long history in religious, educational and theater environments, Brian attributes piano performance studies as an interest that has shaped his career direction and specialty. He has also been privileged to work as an … Read more

Andrea Chitwood

Subject Area: Voice Andrea Chitwood is the School of the Arts director and private voice instructor as well as Young Musicians Choir director at First Baptist Church Newnan, GA. Andrea has been Sr. High Choir assistant for the past 20 years taking students on annual tours and festivals including destinations across the US, Europe and … Read more

Rev. Lee Chitwood

Subject Area: Voice, Conducting Rev. Lee Chitwood is a native of Williamston, South Carolina and has been the Minister of Music at First Baptist of Newnan since August of 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina and a Master of Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary … Read more

Erin Fenton

Subject Area: Trumpet, Teeny Tykes & Tunes Erin Fenton has a Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois.  There she studied with former Chicago Symphony Orchestra members such as Vincent Cichowitz and Charles Geyer, and performed with the university orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band and various small ensembles.  Prior to college, … Read more

Brian Mesler

Subject Area: American Guitar, Recording Brian Mesler performed contemporary American Blues and Jazz at venues, private, and corporate engagements as a solo, duet, or ensemble from 1990 to 2000 with over 1400 shows. Brian has served on the faculty at SOTA since 1996 teaching American guitar styles and offering mobile recording for all ages, skills, and … Read more

Viola Pike

Viola Pike

SUBJECT AREA: STRINGS- Violin, Viola, Cello, Strings Ensemble, Orchestra Viola Pike has taught private music lessons in Newnan for over 10 years. She has taught violin to students as young as 3 years old through adult. She has been the substitute director for The Joyful Praise Home School Choir for the past 3 years and … Read more

Alex Truitt

Subject: Saxaphone Alex Truitt studied at the Schwob School of Music of Columbus State University where he received his Bachelor’s in Music Education. There he played in the Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and saxophone quartet. He started taking piano lessons in the first grade from Amy Wilson at First Baptist Church of Newnan. … Read more