Whitney Tinley

<p>Whitney Tinley is the director of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Harmonia ensemble and Orchestra Director at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County. She also serves as the coordinator for Georgia’s 11th and 12th grade All-State Orchestra as well as for Gwinnett County’s 6th grade Honors Orchestra. She has worked... </p>

John Lawless

<p>John Lawless became Director of Percussion Studies at Kennesaw State University in 2004. Principal Timpanist of the Atlanta Opera since 1979, Mr. Lawless was appointed as Principal Timpanist with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra in 1986. Since 1978, Mr. Lawless has performed and recorded as an extra with the... </p>

David Metrio

<p>David Metrio is currently the Director of Orchestras at Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, GA as well as the conductor for the Georgia Youth Symphony Camerata Orchestra. He has studied double bass under Dr. James Barket (Kennesaw State), Mr. Joseph Mcfadden (Atlanta Symphony), and Mr. Michael Kurth (Atlanta Symphony).... </p>

Dr. Kelly Thomas

<p>Dr. Kelly Thomas is the Philharmonic director of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra. She also serves as the orchestra director at Kell High School. Through her instruction, students have consistently received superior and excellent ratings at district festivals and are active performers in the community. Her students have been chosen... </p>

Evelyn Champion

<p>Mrs. Evelyn Champion graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors from the University of Georgia in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, and holds her Master of Music Education and Education Specialist degrees from the University of Georgia as well. Mrs. Champion taught orchestra at Daniell Middle... </p>

Bruce Mangan

<p>Bruce Mangan is a freelance bass trombonist and an active music educator in the Atlanta area. As well as working with the GYSO Brass Quintet, Mr. Mangan works with school brass programs in Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Cobb, and Cherokee counties. His primary teachers and mentors include educators Freddy Martin and... </p>

Harrison Cook

<p>Harrison Cook received a BA from Georgia State University and his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He has played in various orchestras, including the Columbus Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, Greenville Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, and various recording studios. He has had the opportunity to play around the world, including... </p>