Professor of Music Jeffrey Bauman is the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Young Harris College, where he directs Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, teaches applied voice and conducting, and serves as co-coordinator for the Musical Theater Program.  Mr. Bauman has an extensive background in both choral and vocal music.  Choirs under his direction have sung in some of the greatest European venues, performed for ACDA and GMEA conventions, and regularly tour the U.S.  A life member of ACDA, Professor Bauman serves as clinician for choral events throughout Georgia, and is a certified head adjudicator for performance evaluation.  Jeff recently served on the national choral advisory council for NAfME, including two years as chair of that committee.

A former NATS winner, Jeff has performed leading roles with Opera South Carolina, Atlanta Lyric Theater, Toledo Opera, and Asheville Lyric Opera. Mr. Bauman remains active as both a singer and director, performing with the Orpheus mens choir, and listing his favorite roles as Emile DeBecque in South Pacific, and the title role in Sweeny Todd.  Singers from his voice studio regularly win and place at singing competitions, including three NATS national semi-finalists in 2017.  In addition to these responsibilities, Mr. Bauman is the Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church of Union County where he has served for twenty years.  He resides in Blairsville with his lovely wife Diane and their four talented children.