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


Ruthanna McAlister
Ruthanna McAlister Ruthanna McAlister has both bachelors and masters degrees in piano performance and has been teaching piano and piano theory for over 30 years. She has taught at Montessori schools, at the university level, and in many different states across the country. Ms. McAlister loves teaching and relating to all ages and skill levels, and her students show it as they progress and gain self-confidence and a love of music through their time with her. She has raised her family here in Atlanta and has two daughters and a granddaughter, who are all musicians as well.

Allen Baston
Allen Baston Allen Baston is a seasoned pianist and choral director. He regularly acts as music director and rehearsal pianist for theatrical productions. He is an avid player of chamber music, regularly playing concerts. Allen sings with the Johns Creek Chorale, part of the Johns Creek Symphony orcehstra.


Julie Koenig
Julie Koenig Julie Koenig has been a professional harpist since 1980. An Ohio native, she played seven seasons with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Her teachers were Joan Seymour, founder of the twenty-member Dayton Area Harp Ensemble, and Linda Wellbaum, harpist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for over thirty years. Julie also studied for a series of private lessons and workshops with the legendary Mildred Dilling, teacher of Harpo Marx. While living in Miami, Julie played for the Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida and the Palm Beach Opera and free-lanced extensively throughout South Florida. Since coming to Atlanta in 1990 she has been appointed principal harpist of the Cobb Symphony Orchestra. Julie has performed frequently with the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Pops, Atlanta Ballet, and Atlanta Opera orchestras, as well as the Gwinnett Philharmonic Orchestra. She has backed several artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Natalie Cole, Itzhak Perlman, Henry Mancini, Trisha Yearwood, and Ray Charles. Julie has played harp for multitudes of wedding ceremonies, receptions, dinners, and special occasions, and has performed on European tours in Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria. She also appears on several compact disc releases.

Tyler Hartley
Tyler Hartley Tyler Hartley began harp lessons at the age of six. Throughout middle school and high school, Tyler pursued a variety of performance experiences including 12 years in the Atlanta Harp Ensemble, three summers at the Young Artist's Harp Seminar, and four years with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. She began her collegiate studies at the Eastman School of Music, where she was a recipient of the Eileen Malone Scholarship and studied under Kathleen Bride, and later attended Kennesaw State University, where she was 2011’s Concerto Competition winner. Tyler holds a bachelor's degree in Music Performance. An avid performer, Tyler serves as principal harpist for the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra and also plays with the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she frequently freelances with various regional orchestras, wind ensembles, and choral groups including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Macon Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, North Georgia Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Athens Choral Society, Voices of North Georgia, Tara Winds, Atlanta Freedom Band, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, and the Atlanta Wind Symphony.
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