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
Jennifer Bull
James Cobb
Jennifer Floyd
Robert Givens ^
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
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
Susan Grant Robinson
Karen Milchur

Clarinet
Justin Stanley *^
Shaquielle 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 *^
Brandon Austin
Jesse Baker
Geoff Gay

Trombone
Eric Alexander *^
Jen Mitchell
Devin Witt^

Tuba
Don Strand ^

Timpani
John Lawless *^

Percussion
Jeff Kershner ^
  The Randall F. Romig Chair
Greg Roman

*  Section Principal
Member of the American Federation of Musicians

In his second season as the Robert W. Hagan Foundation Music Director and Conductor of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Timothy Verville continues his commitment towards innovation, outreach, and community building.

An award winner in the American Prize for Orchestral Performance, Verville’s enriching and dynamic programs connect with a greater portion of the community. These events reinvigorate established audiences while attracting new listeners. His unique and distinctive approach to musical programing is often accompanied by collaborations with visual artists, silent films, actors, dancers, interactive computer visualizations, and more.

Verville also currently serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Boston Chamber Orchestra, after serving seven years as its Associate Conductor. Previously he was Music Director of the North Valley Chamber Orchestra, Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra, Arizona Pro Arte, Orchestra Director at Idyllwild Arts, and was Conductor of the Pollard Theatre.

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, and Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Committed to sharing great new music with audiences, Verville routinely commissions and conducts regional, national, and world premieres. Additionally, he created an annual “Call For Scores” project that at its height received over 920 applicants from forty countries. He has also worked with the Tucson Symphony’s Young Composer Project, which is praised by Yo-Yo Ma as an “extraordinary program.”

With the Georgia Symphony, he initiated a celebrated multi-year American Music Initiative which includes performances by the organization’s orchestra, jazz ensemble, chorus, and youth orchestras.

Verville studied conducting at the renowned Pierre Monteux School and has 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.

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