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James F. Mellichamp

James F. Mellichamp

President and Professor of Music


Daniel 214
Phone: 706-776-0100


DMA, Indiana University
Diploma in Church Music, Hochschule fuer Musik, Herford, Germany
BM, Huntingdon College

Professional Biography & Experience

James F. Mellichamp is the 13th President of Piedmont College. His career at Piedmont began in 1982 as a member of the music faculty, and he has held positions as Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Provost before being named President in 2012.

In these roles, Mellichamp has overseen the academic program development of the college for the past 15 years, during which time new majors were added in almost every discipline from undergraduate through doctoral levels.

With a performance career spanning more than 45 years, Dr. Mellichamp has made prominent appearances as an organist throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. His concerts include solo recitals at such notable venues as the Washington Cathedral, Berlin Cathedral, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and Westminster Abbey.

After study at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Mellichamp was an international organ scholarship recipient for two years at the Hochschule fuer Musik, Herford, Germany. He was awarded a Doctor of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. A dedicated teacher, he holds the rank of Professor of Music and maintains an active studio of young organists.