Assistant Conductor Brad Maffett
Brad Maffett is in his 5th year as Principal Trombonist with the Athens Symphony, and is currently serving as Assistant Conductor. Previously he had performed with the Athens Symphony Chorus and continues to serve as a rehearsal assistant for the chorus.
Mr. Maffett 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 has studied conducting in workshops 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 4th of July 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.