The flagship ensemble of the organization, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra has evolved over six decades dedicated towards community engagement. Presenting a season of orchestral classics to holiday pops, the orchestra's performances provide enrichment and entertainment to diverse audiences. Read more about the history of the orchestra here

Violin 1
 
Edward Eanes*^
   Concertmaster
   The John A. Williams Chair
Robert Givens ^
   Assistant Concertmaster
Jennifer Bull
James Cobb
Heather Hart ^
Rob Maza
Jennifer Sersaw
Kevin Young
Tina Yu
 

Violin 2

Angele Lawless *^
   The Anne Game Chair
Angela Baddock
Evelyn Champion
Beth Collier
Amber Dobbs
Curtis Gardner
Chuck Gunsaullus
Susie Hines^
Ryan Lavender
Liz Smith
Jill Stokes
Kelly Thomas
Rachel Vigil
Jeff Valerioti
 

Viola

Cheree Mitchem *^
Jonathan Davis
Christina Esposito
Jim Johnson
Paula Krupiczewicz
Erin Martin
Dave Miller
Laurie Moore
Greg Selig
Eldon Smith
Heather Vincenty
Blake Wright

Cello

David Lloyd *^
Megan Deason
Wesley Holmes
John Howell
L. Heston McCranie
Dwayne Wasson
 

Double Bass

Robert Goin *^
Maximilian Simmons
Joshua Weathers
Nicholas Wheeler
 

HARP

Julie Koenig *^

Flute/Piccolo

Jeanne Carere *^
Frankie Cavanah ^
Dana Meyer

Oboe

Miri Kudo*^
  The Christopher Clark Chair
Karen Milchus

Clarinet

Justin Stanley *^
Shaquille Southwell

BASS CLARINET

Daniel Barker

Bassoon

Debby Grove *^
Dan Worley ^

CONTRABASSOON

John Grove^
French Horn

Jason Eklund *^
   The Todd Youngblood Chair
Edward Ferguson^
Cindy Laminack
Cole McDonald
Scott Sappington
 

Trumpet

Kevin Lyons *^
   The Michael Eis Chair
Jesse Baker
Geoff Gay

Trombone

Eric Alexander *^
Jen Mitchell
Devin Witt^

Tuba

Don Strand ^
 

Timpani

John Lawless *^
   The John and Linda Cooke Chair
 

Percussion

Jeff Kershner ^
   The Randall F. Romig
   Chair
Greg Roman
 
 

*  Section Principal
Member of the American Federation of Musicians

The award winning Timothy Verville continues to engage audiences with dynamic performances, innovation, and a focus on community building. His unique and distinctive approach to musical programing reinvigorates established concertgoers while simultaneously attracting new listeners to the concert hall.

Verville is the Robert W. Hagan Family Foundation Music Director and Conductor of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared internationally at the Kyushu International Festival, and with the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Kyushu Philharmonic Orchestra, Chikushi Jogakuen Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Fukuoka University Orchestra. U.S. guest conducting includes the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Signature Symphony, Symphonicity, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

With the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Verville has energized audiences while expanding concert offerings. He created a celebrated multi-year American Music Initiative which includes performances by the organization’s orchestra, jazz ensemble, chorus, and youth orchestras. He also designs the Sensory Friendly concerts which have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Previously Verville served as Associate Conductor and then Principal Guest Conductor of the Boston Chamber Orchestra. He was Music Director of the North Valley Chamber Orchestra, Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Artistic Director of Arizona Pro Arte, and was conductor of the Pollard Theatre.

With the Boston Chamber Orchestra, Verville began as an instrumentalist with the ensemble before being asked to take up the baton. He conducted music by Vaughan Williams for a CD release and performed as an instrumentalist on several other recording projects. Verville also directed the orchestra on two successful tours in Japan.  

In Phoenix, his work with Arizona Pro Arte created original, innovative, and unique collaborative performances. His leadership helped build the organization to include a summer orchestral series, a chamber music program, a dance ensemble, establish a composer in residence, and create a “Call for Scores” competition that at its height received over 920 applicants from forty countries.

Committed to sharing great new music with audiences, Verville routinely commissions and conducts regional, national, and world premieres. He has also worked with the Tucson Symphony’s Young Composers Project, which is praised by Yo-Yo Ma as an “extraordinary program.”

Verville studied conducting at the renowned Pierre Monteux School and was mentored by esteemed conductors James DePreist, Stephen Lord, Michael Jinbo, Bruce Hangen, and Timothy Russell. He earned degrees in music from the University of Oklahoma, Arizona State University, and the Boston Conservatory.

Verville resides in Georgia with his wife and two children.

For more information, please visit www.TimothyVerville.com

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