Gail Bradley Hafner '60

emeritus class

Gail Bradley Hafner ’60 majored in Applied Music (organ). While at Maryville she was a member of the Vesper Choir, Theta Epsilon and was selected for Alpha Delta Kappa honorary society, the Daisy Chain and other organizations on campus. Following graduation, she continued working in church music as organist and/or choir director in numerous churches. While serving churches, she taught music and special education in the Blount County Schools for twenty-one years. She was a member of the Knoxville Choral Society and the Knoxville Community Chorus and is now a member of the Maryville College Community Chorus. She is a member of the Knoxville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and served on the Board for ten years. She is a volunteer in the College Archives, the Clayton Center for the Arts and at St. Paul Lutheran Church where she is a member. She has been a member of the planning committee for two choir reunions, Homecoming Choirs and the Bicentennial Choir and received the Choir’s Alumni Award. She has participated in KT Week since 2005 and has been on the Blount County Alumni Board since the 80s. She is married to Arthur Hafner ’72 (aka Santa Claus) and has three children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.