Meet the Directors
J. Andrew Bowers
Director of Choral Activities
Drew Bowers was appointed Director of Choral Activities at Milton High School in 2007 where he conducts Chorale, Women’s Select, Concert Choir, and oversees the three extracurricular ensembles. He previously taught Advanced Placement Music Theory. Prior to his appointment at Milton, Mr. Bowers was the Choral Director at Carrollton Junior High School in Carrollton, Georgia. Professional memberships include American Choral Directors Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, MENC, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Pi Kappa Lambda. He is currently serving as Fine Arts Department Chair at Milton High School and has served in other various leadership roles within ACDA and GMEA. A native of Georgia, he holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University where he studied conducting with Ken Fulton and Sara Lynn Baird and voice with Loraine Sims. He also holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Shorter College where he studied conducting with John Ratledge and voice with Brian Horne. Mr. Bowers has been involved in numerous conducting Masterclasses throughout the nation and selected as Guest Conductor for many honor choirs and Community Choirs. His singing experience as a tenor is with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Atlanta Sacred Chorale. He has also been a featured soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Haydn’s Nelsonmesse. He has prepared the music for various musicals throughout his career including, An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics, Carousel, Cinderella, Drowsy Chaperone, Footloose, Grease, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Rock of Ages, South Pacific, Young Frankenstein, and Spamalot, for which he won the 2013 Shuler Hensley Award for Best Musical Direction. Mr. Bowers is currently the Director of Music at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church in Alpharetta, GA. He currently resides in Roswell with his wife Leslie and their daughters, Tucker (11) and Cora (4). Mr. Bowers was recently named 2019 STAR Teacher for Milton High School. He was also named 2017 Milton High School Teacher of the Year and was named a 2014 winner of Atlanta Families Awards for Excellence in Education.
Assistant Director of Music
Nathan Schreer joined the faculty at Milton High School in 2017, conducting Bella Voce and Concert Choir, and teaching Advanced Placement Music Theory and Piano. Prior to coming to Milton, Mr. Schreer worked as the Assistant Choral Director at Dacula High School and Collins Hill High School. He is also an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. A native to Georgia, Mr. Schreer holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia and received his Master of Music degree from Boston University. He has sung in a number of ensembles including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the ASO Chamber Chorus, the Johns Creek Chorale, and the Orpheus Men’s Ensemble. Mr. Schreer is currently the Music Associate for Children and Youth at Northside United Methodist Church and runs a small vocal studio.