Conductor Laureate in Perpetuity

Albert Ligotti

After 34 years as Founder and Conductor of the Athens Symphony, Albert Ligotti retired as Conductor in the Fall of 2012. The Board of Directors immediately bestowed the title Conductor Laureate in Perpetuity on Mr. Ligotti.

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Susan Dinwiddie

Susan Dinwiddie (M.M.Ed.) is in her tenth year as Conductor of the Athens Symphony, having served as first Assistant and then Associate Conductor from May, 1997, to September, 2012. She began her association with the Athens Symphony playing clarinet and double bass in 1980.

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Associate Conductor

Brad Maffett

Brad Maffett (M.M.Ed.), in his tenth year as Principal Trombonist with the Athens Symphony, was named Assistant Conductor in 2012 and Associate Conduction in 2017. Previously Brad performed with the Athens Symphony Chorus and continues to serve as a rehearsal assistant for the Chorus.

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Assistant Conductor

Josh Bryan

Josh Bryan (M.M.Ed.) is in his fourth year as Assistant Conductor for the Athens Symphony. He has been a member of the symphony since 2015 performing on percussion as well as with the chorus. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Emmanuel College in 2013 and his Master of Music Education from The University of Georgia in 2017.

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