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Dr. John Broman

Title: Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Phone: 706-867-2508

Office: Nix, 316, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Choral Conducting


Dr. John M. Broman, professor of music, received music degrees from the University of Iowa (B.M. in voice, 1974; M.A. in choral conducting, 1976; and D.M.A. in choral conducting, 1986) where his primary instructors were Don V Moses (conducting), Richard Bloesch (choral literature), and Kathryn Harvey (voice). He taught previously at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD (1976-77) and Loras College in Dubuque, IA (1977-92) before arriving at the University of North Georgia (UNG) in 1992. Since that time, he has served UNG as director of choral activities, currently conducting the UNG Singers, Le Belle Voci, and Patriot Choir. In addition to performing concerts locally each semester, his choirs are asked often to perform for military events, alumni gatherings, athletic contests (collegiate and professional), and other events as needed by the university and community. Singers and Le Belle Voci tour during odd-numbered springs, nationally and overseas. Le Belle Voci has been invited to perform during the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Services in 2006 and 2016 and just recently was selected to perform during the October 22, 2021 fall symposium of the Georgia Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association in Spivey Hall on the campus of Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.

Dr. Broman has taught conducting, choral methods, music appreciation, music history, diction, and applied voice. During his twenty-seven years at the University of North Georgia, Dr. Broman received two Presidential Awards for Service (1993 and 1995), two service awards from the university’s Student Government Association, a commendation from the Georgia State Senate (Resolution 813) in 2004 for his “dedication, commitment, and musical contributions with the UNG Patriot Choir,” a designation from the university in 2007 as the recipient of The Excellence in Teaching Award – Service to Students, The Commander’s Award from the U.S. Army in 2011 for “public service,” a Certificate of Appreciation from the Military Department in 2017 for “outstanding service and support to the cadets and military Cadre at the University of North Georgia,” and a designation in spring 2019 as an Outstanding Faculty Member, 2018-2019 from the university’s Student Government Association “for outstanding service to the students of the University of North Georgia.” In Fall 2019, Dr. Broman received the Weston H. Noble Award "in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of choral music." This award was created to honor Professor Noble and his service to Luther College and the choral world.

Dr. Broman has been selected for inclusion in the 2005-2006, 2006-2007, and 2007-2008 editions of Who’s Who in American Education, the 62nd edition (2008) of Who’s Who in America, and the fifth (1998), eighth (2004), and ninth editions (2005) of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and most recently was chosen by the Marquis Research Committee to receive the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.


  • D.M.A., Choral Conducting, University of Iowa, 1986
  • M.A., Choral Conducting, University of Iowa, 1976
  • B.M., Voice, University of Iowa, 1974

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