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 II

Nick Hoy, Principal
Nick Hoy Violinist Nick Hoy has extensive performing experience. A full-time student, he also works as a freelance violinist, studio musician, and he provides studio violin tracks for music creators through his website. He appeared with the Murfreesboro Symphony, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and the Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony. He attended the Brevard Music Festival Institute. Nick began studying the violin at age 7 in Chattanooga and later studied for two years under violinist Mark Reneau, concertmaster of the Huntsville Symphony. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Middle Tennessee State University in 2015 and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in music.

Elizabeth Benz
Elizabeth Benz Violinist Elizabeth Benz is currently orchestra director at Cambridge High School. She teaches all three orchestras and two sections of guitar, as well as serving as the Musical Director for the annual winter musical production at CHS. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she graduated summa cum laude from Ithaca College in Upstate New York with dual bachelor's degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance, as well as a minor in Italian Studies. While at Ithaca College, she studied for a semester in Milan, Italy where she held a performance assistantship with the professional baroque orchestra Milano Classica. She has studied violin with Susan Waterbury, Fritz Gearhart, and Sylvia Ahramjian, and baroque violin with Laura Cavazutti. Ms. Benz is a member of the American String Teachers Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the Georgia Music Educators Association. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Music Education at Kent State University. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, hiking, and especially travelling.

Lacey Glancy
Lacey Glancy A native of Washington state, Lacey Glancy began studying violin at age five and piano at age seven. She received her Bachelor's degree in Music from Brigham Young University. Prior to relocating to Georgia she was the Principal Second Violin for the Houston Civic Symphony. She is a Teacher and Office Manager with a music enrichment company, providing music classes in the Atlanta area. She also teaches private violin lessons and sings in her church choir. When she’s not involved in music she is serving in her church, running races, reading, and oil painting.

Anna Johnson
Anna Johnson Anna Johnson received her Bachelor of Music Education with a minor in violin performance degree from Western Michigan University and her Masters in Education from Columbus State University. She taught middle school orchestra in Chelsea, Michigan as well as in the Muscogee and Cobb County School Districts here in Georgia. Her husband Chris and their grown children William and Marla also play string instruments which forms their family string quartet. They have performed for weddings and in various church orchestras in the Atlanta area. Anna performed with the Lansing Symphony 1975-1977; the Columbus (Georgia) Symphony 1977-1984; was a member of the Sandy Springs Chamber Orchestra 1985-1993 and performs regularly in the Hope Presbyterian Church services where she is a member. Anna retired after 30 years of teaching orchestra in June 2011 and became a member of the Georgia Philharmonic in the fall of that same year.

Daniel Liu
Daniel Liu Violinist Daniel Liu has been with the Georgia Philharmonic since 2009. Originally from New York, he started his musical studies on piano at the age of 6 and violin at the age of 10. While completing his Bachelors of Science in Finance at Penn State, Daniel performed with the Penn State Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras. He is currently a finance professional with the Home Depot. In addition to music, Daniel enjoys spending his time rock climbing, running and cycling.

Sarah Minton
Sarah Minton Sarah Bishop Minton started piano at age five and violin at age 13. She graduated from the High School of Music and Art in New York City as a violinist. She attended Hunter College and received her BA with a double major in Piano/Violin and Bible & Theology from Barrington College in Providence, RI and received her MS in Music Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development from Bridgeport (CT) University. She performed with the Portland, Maine Symphony under Paul Vermel, 1966-1972, and introduced the Suzuki Talent Education Method to Maine public schools in 1966. Sarah was a resident student with Dr. Suzuki in Matsumoto, Japan for eight months. Between 1970-1976 Sarah studied privately with violin pedagogue Louis Behrend, a faculty member at the Juilliard School and founder of the NYC School for Strings. Sarah commuted from Portland, Maine to NYC every two weeks for a two hour private lesson and a three hour Suzuki Method Teacher-Trainer seminar. She founded and directed the Portland (Maine) Suzuki Music School for 30 years. Sarah and her husband Paul, a cardiologist, raised six sons in Maine and moved to Alpharetta in, 2013. Sarah also enjoys studying Japanese language, history and art, gardening, and heirloom sewing and smocking for their grandchildren.

Elisa Street-Bradshaw
Elisa Street-Bradshaw Elisa L. Street-Bradshaw is new to the Georgia Area. She started violin at the age of five. Mrs. Street-Bradshaw has studies have included Music/Arts Institute, Ellenor Allen, Penny Thompson-Kruse, and Anesthia Jemplis. Mrs. Street-Bradshaw holds degrees from William Jewell College in Music Performance and Business Administration. She taught at Music/Arts Institute, taught and served as Director of the Suzuki Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and was Faculty Chair of their Continuing Education Department. Elisa is Suzuki certified through Level VIII and is a member of both the Heart of America Suzuki Teachers Association (HASTA) and Suzuki of the Americas Association (SAA). She established Sunflower Suzuki Academy in 1998 and continued through 2017. She specializes in teaching students with special needs. She has received training and education towards her Master’s degree in Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate from the University of Kansas.

Marla Velez
Marla Velez Hailed by her family as "a stunning musician," violinist Marla Velez performs widely to her dogs in the living room to prepare for upcoming Georgia Philharmonic concerts. This season Marla not only performed with the Georgia Philharmonic, but served as the orchestra's event coordinator for a highly-attended conference in Atlanta called Dragon Con. Marla started her journey on violin in the Cobb County school system in 6th grade. She studied under the tutelage of her mother, Anna Johnson (who was also the middle school orchestra director). From there, Marla played violin all the way through college. Marla has performed in cities around with world with the Georgia Southern orchestra in which she was concertmaster for one year. After a 9-year hiatus, Marla decided to dust off her violin and auditioned for the Georgia Philharmonic. She loves playing with the orchestra, and most of all playing music with her nuclear family who are all playing members of the orchestra.

Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams Jennifer Williams joined the Georgia Philharmonic in 2011. She earned her bachelor's degree in music performance from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL where she studied with Dr. Alvaro Gomez. Jennifer has performed with the Columbia Orchestra in Columbia, MD (2004-2007) and the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, FL (2007-2010). She also has experience performing at weddings and working in music marketing at the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Jennifer resides in Alpharetta and has pursued a career in retail management.

Josepha Winter
Josepha Winter
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