Susan H. Stensland, Executive Director for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra is a Georgia native. Prior to accepting her position with the GSO, Ms. Stensland was employed for 15 years as lead accountant and office manager for Hammond Accounting Services, and as a freelance artist and designer. She has been an active volunteer in a variety of capacities, including fundraising, volunteer coordination, events designing, coaching, and arts coordinating for a variety of non-profit organizations including Boy Scouts of America, Cobb County Community Emergency Response Team, and Odyssey of the Mind. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Education from Georgia State University and certificates in Nonprofit Organizational Management, and in Management and Supervision from Nonprofit University. She was a member of the 2013-2014 CEO Peerspectives cohort.
Dr. Katherine Holland is the Education and Community Outreach Coordinator for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Holland is also an active teacher and freelance bassoonist in the Atlanta area. She currently serves on faculty at Mercer University, and is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Atlanta Chamber Music Festival. She is the Principal Bassoonist of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, bassoonist for Atlanta Chamber Winds, and bassoonist for the Anon Ensemble. She has played with many groups in the area and beyond including: Charleston Symphony, Charleston Opera, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet, Asheville Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica UANL (Mexico), Macon Symphony, Orchestra Nashville, and Nashville Opera. In addition, she has toured within the United States, Japan, and China. Dr. Holland is a strong advocate of music education and earned a B.M. in Music Education from Tennessee Tech University, and an M.M. and D.M.A from Stony Brook University. She has been published in The Instrumentalist and the IDRS journal.
Antiqua Cleggett, Development Coordinator for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Master of Arts degree in Advertising and Public Relations. She has over eight years of fundraising and resource development experience serving the non-profit and education sectors. Antiqua has worked with national nonprofits to include the Boy Scouts of America and Emerald Cities Collaborative. Since moving to Atlanta, Antiqua has worked with Atlanta Technical College and Emerald Cities Atlanta and was responsible for building multiple partnerships and secured over $12million for programs and services.