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Violin I
Martha Gardner,
   Concertmaster
Katherine Jenkins
Chris Johnson
Colin Ogg
Lou Anne Rainey
Dan Salzinger
William Sawin
David Scholl
Eriks Zusmanis

Violin II
Lacey Glancy, Principal
Audra Boyd
Martha Lynn Carroll
Robert Christmas
Anna Johnson
Daniel Liu
Marla Velez
Jennifer Williams
Josepha Winters

Viola
Sherry Ellis, Principal
Jessie Ahuama-Jonas
Eric Hawk
Janee Minnick
Krystal Saenz
Greg Selig
Kathy Wellman

Cello
Beth Judson, Principal
Jeff Daniel
Manda Dobson
Megan Hallam
Will Johnson
Daniel Klein
Alex Waterfill

Bass
Peter Hildebrandt, Principal
Tegan Mathews
David Worley
Aaron Yackley


Woodwinds

Flute/Piccolo
Kathy Farmer, Principal
Lisa Mahoney

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

Clarinet
Diane Hargreaves, Principal
Michael Moore
Barbaraann Bongiovanni

Bassoon
Jim Jackson, Principal
John Lenahan
Krystal Saenz


Brass

Horn
Mandy Tinsley, Principal
Anthony Bernard
Jeff Bowman
Jason Dunn

Trumpet
Carl McCurdy, Principal
Geoff Gay
Jacques Minjauw

Trombone
Jimmy West, Principal
Dwight Klappich
Al Stark

Tuba
Robert Coulter, Principal


Percussion

Mike Del Campo, Principal
Henri Bulterman
John M. Greenwald

Timpani
Jennifer Mautz, Principal

Piano
Ruthanna McAlister
Allen Baston

Harp
John Wickey


Staff

Music Director
John Morrison

Concertmaster
Martha Gardner

Personnel Manager
Greg Selig

Librarian
Anna Johnson

Marketing/PR
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
Ümit Yüksel
John Robson
Elizabeth Demaree
Megan Hallam
Thear Kirk Fraley

Recording Engineers
Ron Buelow
Wayne Johnson

Webmaster
Peter Hildebrandt

Violin I

Martha Gardner, Concertmaster
Martha Gardner Martha Gardner has been playing for twenty-one years and teaching for thirteen years. She has instructed students from beginner to undergraduate college levels and from kindergarten to adult ages. Her students have placed concert-master of All-State Orchestras four years consecutively, as well as other positions within orchestras. She is a regular guest instructor for master classes in this area as well as a teacher for Overcoming Tension Workshops in the Midwest (OH, TX, IN). Martha received private instruction in violin pedagogue from Valerie Gardner (mother) who is a former student of Jascha Brodsky at the Curtis Institute of Music. She holds a BA and MA in violin performance. Martha currently divides her time between teaching and playing as a freelance artist.

Katherine Jenkins
Katherine Jenkins Katherine Jenkins served as Principal Second Violin for the Georgia Philharmonic orchestra from 2007 to 2014. She was formerly Assistant Principal Second with the Raleigh Symphony and First Violinist with the Avalon String Quartet. Katherine received a Bachelor degree in Music Education and graduate studies in Suzuki Pedagogy at East Carolina University. She has maintained three private studios since 1982; began a Suzuki program in the schools for at-risk students; and has been a clinician for the N.C., Colorado, and Georgia Suzuki Institutes. Katherine has served as director of The Tar River Fiddlers, The Meredith Suzuki Fiddlers, and currently The Huntcliff Fiddlers in Sandy Springs. In addition to teaching and performing, Katherine enjoys spending time with her husband Drury and daughter Lauren (also a violinist).

Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson Chris Johnson graduated from Western Michigan University in 1975 with a teaching degree in music education and a minor in violin performance. During a two year active duty tour in the army he served as the Ft. Benning Infantry Chorus Director. He began teaching orchestra in Columbus Georgia in 1978 and in January of 1985, he moved to Marietta, where he taught in the Cobb County School District until his retirement in 2006. He later taught orchestra at The Walker School beginning in 2009 for five years and retired again. Chris has played in the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the Sandy Plains Symphony Orchestra. He directed the Sandy Springs Chamber Orchestra for several summer pops concert events. He has been GMEA (Georgia Music Educators Association) Large Group Orchestra Chair, GMEA Large Group Orchestra Judge, Solo and Ensemble Judge, GHP (Governors Honors Program) judge, state orchestra music adoption panel, and GMEA district chairman. Chris also served as both manager and later director of the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra, and currently serves as the choir director at Hope Presbyterian Church. Chris is married with a family of four.

Colin Ogg
Colin Ogg Colin Ogg comes from a musical family in which his mother played harp and piano, and his sister played flute and cello. He is an alumni of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. There his formal music education included Violin under the tutelage of Serban Rusu and Davis Law, Composition, and Conducting, where he received training under the baton of Suzanne Suwanda, Herbert Blomstedt of the San Francisco Symphony and Seiji Ozawa. Colin has performed with the San Francisco Youth Symphony, Stanford Summer Symphony, California Summer Symphony, and the El Camino Youth Symphony, where he won Concerto Competitions performing the Bruch 2nd Violin Concerto and the Walton Viola Concerto. Colin has also performed as a guest violinist for the San Francisco Symphony and the University of Texas Symphony in San Antonio. Before joining the Georgia Philharmonic, Colin was the General Manager for the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra.

Lou Anne Rainey
Lou Anne Rainey Lou Anne Rainey joined the Georgia Philharmonic in 2006. Prior to 2006 she played with the DeKalb Symphony for 15 years. She has degrees in music from Agnes Scott and the University of Georgia and has taught strings in public and private schools. In addition she studied the Suzuki method and taught for a brief time in Suzuki programs in Georgia and Illinois. Currently she works for an international company in international logistics.




Dan Salzinger
Dan Salzinger Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dan began his violin studies with his father, Carl Salzinger. He went on to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music and played in the Cleveland Institute of Music Youth Orchestra and his High School Orchestra, where he was concertmaster during his last two years in High School. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in finance at The Ohio State University and Miami University of Ohio, respectively, Dan moved to the Washington, D.C. area and established a productive musical-performance schedule in regional orchestras, including the McLean Orchestra, the Mount Vernon Chamber Orchestra, and the World Bank Orchestra, as concertmaster. After living in Washington D.C., Dan moved back to Cleveland. where he played with the Suburban Symphony Orchestra and was a Board Member and the Treasurer for the orchestra for five years. Having moved to Marietta in 2006, Dan joined the Georgia Philharmonic. Dan is also the chief financial officer of The No-Load Fund Investor, LLC, a leading publisher of investment advisories for individual investors and financial advisers.

William Sawin

David Sholl
David Sholl David has enjoyed playing in orchestras throughout his life and has been part of the Georgia Philharmonic since moving to Atlanta in 2008. David is a professor of chemical engineering at Georgia Tech.





Eriks Zusmanis
Eriks Zusmanis Eriks joined the Georgia Philharmonic in 2015. He began his violin studies during high school under Prof. Rushevics then teaching at Kalamazoo College. He then spent two summers at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and enrolled in the school of music at Michigan State University. Eriks graduated with degrees in computer science and electrical engineering and moved to Chicago, but remained active in local chamber groups. After moving to the Atlanta area in 1987, Eriks took a break from music and recently began playing with local groups.


 
 
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