Violin I
Martha Gardner, Concertmaster
Earl Hough
Aman Jetha
Katherine Jenkins
Chris Johnson
Kailey Oppenheim
David Sholl
Rudy Subramanian
Erik Zusmanis

Violin II
Nick Hoy, Principal
Elizabeth Benz
Lacey Glancy
Anna Johnson
Daniel Liu
Sarah Minton
Elisa Street-Bradshaw
Marla Velez
Jennifer Williams
Josepha Winter

Sherry Ellis, Principal
Eric Hawk
Heather Lofdahl
Janee Minnick
Soleil Robichaud
Greg Selig
Peace Stegall
Heather Vincenty
Kathy Wellman

(open), Principal
Jeff Daniel
Megan Hallam
Nicole Younker
Erica Vacare
Alex Waterfill
Collin Watts

Peter Hildebrandt, Principal
Lizzy Farrell
Tegan Matthews
Phil Schoeller


Kathy Farmer, Principal
Lisa Mahoney

Oboe/English Horn
Stephanie Beck, Principal
Gail Jackson
Torrence Welch, English Horn

Diane Hargreaves, Principal
Barbaraann Bongiovanni
Laurie Corbin

Jim Jackson, Principal
John Lenahan
Krystal Saenz


Mandy Tinsley, Principal
Anthony Bernard
Gina Davis
Leslie Ann & Jason Dunn

Carl McCurdy, Principal
Geoff Gay
Jacques Minjauw

Jimmy West, Principal
Dwight Klappich
Al Stark

Robert Coulter, Principal


Mike Del Campo, Principal
Henri Bulterman
John M. Greenwald

Jennifer Mautz, Principal

Ruthanna McAlister
Allen Baston

Julie Koenig
Tyler Hartley


Music Director
John Morrison

Martha Gardner

Personnel Manager
Greg Selig

Anna Johnson

Linda Brill

Repertoire Committee
Kathryn G. Otwell
Leslie Ann Dunn
John Lenahan
Kathy Farmer
Anna Johnson
Dwight Klappich

Northside Coordinators
Jim Jackson
Gail Jackson

Web Site Photography
Wayne Johnson
Ümit Yüksel
John Robson
Elizabeth Demaree
Megan Hallam
Thear Kirk Fraley

Recording Engineers
Ron Buelow
Wayne Johnson

Peter Hildebrandt


Jeff Daniel
Jeff Daniel Jeff Daniels is a native Atlantan who studied Cello under Carole Nuen-Rabinowitz at the Georgia Academy of Music. At the University of Kentucky, Jeff studied cello under Benjamin Karp. Jeff has played with various orchestras and small ensembles in Atlanta and Kentucky. He lives in Oak Grove Atlanta with my wife and two young sons. Jeff is CEO of Showpay Inc., and an executive and board member of Smith & Stilwell Inc., a local company that provides casting, payroll, and benefits administration solutions to the motion picture production industry.

Megan Hallam
Megan Hallam Ms. Hallam’s background in music includes both management and performance. She has performed with the Chattanooga Choral Arts, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Orchestra Atlanta, the Rome Symphony, and now The Georgia Philharmonic. A cellist and singer for over 25 years, her experience with the inner workings of a non-profit arts organization began in 1984, when her family founded the Sandy Springs Chamber Orchestra (which became Orchestra Atlanta in 1994), the organization that laid the groundwork for The Georgia Philharmonic. Megan Hallam has extensive experience in event planning that lends itself perfectly to her current position with The Georgia Philharmonic. While earning her degree from Swarthmore College, Megan Hallam worked for the Music Department as manager of its college chorus, performing many of the same duties she later handled as Personnel Manager for Orchestra Atlanta. Prior to assuming that position, she worked as a special project consultant for Orchestra Atlanta, coordinating both web development and the production of several concert series.

Nicole Younker
Nicole Younker Dr. Nicole Younker began cello lessons in Central Pennsylvania and advanced through county, district, regional, and all-state orchestras. In high school, she earned the opportunity to play at a "side-by-side" event with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lorin Maazel. The experience made a lasting impact, and she always found an outlet to continue with music on the side of graduate school and a professional career. She has played with the Penn State Philharmonic (PA), IUP Symphony Orchestra (PA), Ivyside Quartet (PA), Musikschule Schweinfurt (Germany), Johnstown Symphony Orchestra (PA), Athens Symphony Orchestra (GA), and many other small groups. Dr. Younker has her PhD in Counseling and Student Affairs, but the greatest adventures of her life began in 2014 with the birth of her daughter and continued in 2015 with the birth of her son. With great support from her husband, she joined the Georgia Philharmonic in 2017.

Erica Vacare
Erica Vacare Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Erica began playing the cello at the age of 9. She studied under Dorothy Amarandos, former student of Luigi Silva and founder of Cellospeak. Now a resident of Atlanta, Erica enjoys playing in ensembles around the city. She joined the Georgia Philharmonic in 2017.

Alex Waterfill
Alex Waterfill Alex Waterfill is a recent high school graduate working to develop his career as a cellist. He is in his third year as a member of Georgia Philharmonic. Alex is currently studying with many notable musicians, including UGA Cello Professor Dr. David Starkweather and Atlanta bassist Bjorn Anderson of the New School of Music. Alex is also an online student of the Berklee College of Music. He began his orchestral work with the Forsyth Youth Orchestra, under the guidance of accomplished violinist and music educator, Corina Brito. Additionally, he has been a member of the Lawrenceville Community Orchestra for several years. Alex has a particular interest in sharing his music with the community by playing at local events. He also enjoys playing several other instruments, including the upright and electric basses, piano, acoustic guitar, and non-traditional stringed instruments.

Collin Watts
Collin Watts

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