Brad Maffett (M.M.Ed.), in his sixth year as Principal Trombonist with the Athens Symphony, was named Assistant Conductor in 2012 and Associate Conductor in 2017.

Previously Mr. Maffett performed with the Athens Symphony Chorus and continues to serve as a rehearsal assistant for the Chorus.

He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Georgia State University in 1996 and his Master of Music Education from The University of Georgia in 2007.  He studied conducting with Robert Rumbelow, Jerry Junkin, Donald Hunsberger and Frederick Fennell.

Mr. Maffett presently conducts Band and Choir at Franklin County Middle School in Carnesville, Georgia and has previously been conductor for “Musica Fraterna” of the Atlanta Children’s Choir, Local Vocals, and B Natural. His groups have been selected to represent the state of Georgia for the National July 4th Parade and to perform for President George H.W. Bush. He has also been guest conductor for various groups.

In addition to his symphonic and choral experience, Mr. Maffett has been involved in all aspects of music from serving as a singing waiter to playing tuba in a polka band.  When not involved in music, he can be found cooking barbecue in competitions throughout the southeast.