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

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.

Earl Hough
Earl Hough Trained at Manhattan School of Music, Earl Hough has been a member of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, and the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestras. As a soloist, Earl first appeared with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10. Over the years, he has performed as soloist on numerous occasions with several orchestras including the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra, the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, the Richardson Symphony Orchestra and three separate programs with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra. As an avid chamber musician, Earl performed at summer music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the Blossom Festival School, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Music Mountain. In addition to music, Earl has a passion for the technology industry and is employed as a Sr. Network Engineer specializing in voice and video technologies. Earl is currently also the Concertmaster of the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra.

Aman Jetha
Aman Jetha Aman Jetha is a Peabody Conservatory violin performance graduate who lives in Atlanta. He is currently an actuary with Aetna Insruance. A chamber music afficiando, Aman continues to play music in his spare time.

Katherine Jenkins
Katherine Jenkins Katherine Jenkins has played with the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006 after moving from Cary, N.C., where she played for the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. She received her Bachelor degree in Music Education and graduate studies from East Carolina University studying with Rodney Schmidt, Fritz Gearhart, and Joanne Bath. Katherine has maintained three private studios teaching violin and viola since 1982.She began a Suzuki program in the schools for at risk students in Durham, N.C.; 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 performing in Virginia, N.C. and Georgia. In addition to teaching and performing, Katherine enjoys hiking, traveling, water sports, and spending time with 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.

Kailey Oppenheim
Kailey Oppenheim An avid learner since childhood, Kailey began her violin studies at age eight. She continued on to attend Las Vegas Academy for Performing Arts where she gained experience performing in full orchestras, operas, musicals, and chamber music. Apart from school she has played for the Las Vegas Honor Orchestra, Nevada All State Orchestra, Las Vegas Youth Orchestra, and the Las Vegas Music Festival. During college, Kailey played in the Blair School of Music Orchestra (Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN), with whom she was privileged to tour China in 2006. She has studied with several excellent instructors including Mary Straub (Suzuki method), Christian Teal from Blair, and currently continues her studies with Oliver Steiner in Atlanta, GA. She has taught privately in Nashville for the W.O. Smith School of Music; in Jerusalem, Israel; and now in Marietta, GA where she resides.

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.

Rudy Subramanian

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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