Our Musicians

Athens Symphony members are volunteers from across Northeast Georgia, coming from a wide range of professions, from music teachers to medical professionals to college administrators, and from the ranks of the retired.  But they all share a passionate love for performing beautiful music.

Susan Dinwiddie

Conductor

Brad Maffett

Associate Conductor

Albert F. Ligotti

Conductor Laureate

 

Violin I

  • Serena Scibelli, Concertmaster
  • Roy Martin, Assistant Concertmaster
  • Bill Bierschwale
  • Jillian Boyd
  • Laura Boyd
  • Terry Chongulia
  • Mamie Fike-Mills
  • John Glushka
  • Ruthie Holloman
  • Jean Jenkins*
  • Shinho Kim
  • Claudia Kretzschmar
  • Allison Lynch
  • Lauren Miller
  • Laura Patterson
  • Carl Rapp
  • Brian Vaccaro
  • Rick Vetsch
  • Paul Wakim
  • Allen Williams

Violin II

  • Lissa Keppner, Principal
  • Meg Jackson Clark, Assistant Principal
  • Carol Ashmore
  • Haley Banerjee
  • Judy Bixler
  • Emily Blom
  • Connie Carstensen
  • Anny Chung
  • Meg Cramer
  • Daniela Di Iorio
  • Pete Dybdahl
  • Rebekah Gheorghies
  • Sarah Hamilton
  • Karen Jennings
  • Greena Kim
  • Wendy KruppDespain
  • Elizabeth Lyle
  • Kelsey Mattingly
  • Maurice Oliver
  • Sarah Ottinger
  • Sarah Pickett
  • Cynthia Prosser
  • Beth Rector
  • Audrey Schroder
  • Nancy Smith
  • Darla Wilson
  • Kathy Xue

Viola

  • John Cooper, Principal
  • Ricardo Bujanda
  • Logan Delarber
  • Dennis Hauke
  • Leigh Holland
  • Guy Kemelmakher
  • Janelle Lang
  • Clara Logue
  • Mac Makemson
  • Linda Pezzanite
  • Jan Spurgeon

Cello

  • Karen Bergmann, Principal
  • Aimee Dowd
  • Nina Guzman
  • John Harriman
  • Ellen Haynes
  • David Hill
  • Ellyse St. Ellien-Whatley
  • Rob Sutherland
  • Will Taylor
  • David Van Wyk
  • Roberta Wilson
  • Cristina Vaccaro

Bass

  • Mattia Beccari, Principal
  • Ebony Bennett
  • Jay Harriman
  • Keith Morris
  • Nathan Pillsbury
  • Lucy Ralston
  • Maura Vandewiele

* Charter Member

Flute

  • Rachel Simmons, Principal
  • Ashley Beavis
  • Carol Horne
  • Emily Rayens
  • Zandra Bell-McRoy

Oboe

  • Barbara Spurgeon, Principal
  • Heidi Nibblelink
  • Hannah Schwartz
  • Anna Sampson

Clarinet

  • Tom Cooper, Principal*
  • Angela Manous

Bass Clarinet

  • Marco Cestaro

Bassoon

  • Monica Harriman, Principal
  • Daniel Catanese
  • Anna Crook
  • Elizebeth Tong

Saxophone

  • Stephen Fischer
  • Stan Flanders

Horn

  • Barbara Hawman, Principal
  • Karen Castleberry
  • David Haas
  • Rob Hawman
  • Michele Ross
  • Ashley Young

Trumpet

  • John Bailey, Principal
  • Nathan Bailey
  • Matthew Burn
  • Scott Files
  • Josh Klein
  • Darvin McRoy
  • Sam Riddle
  • Christopher Sampson

Trombone

  • Brad Maffett, Principal
  • George Cone

Bass Trombone

  • Michael Brewer

Euphonium

  • David Stone

Tuba

  • Meg Abouhamdan
  • Tom Hodges

Timpani

  • Barbara Reid, Principal*

Percussion

  • Barbara Reid, Principal*
  • Madeline Blankenship
  • Mary Sue Brewer
  • Kimmie Hohman
  • Ashlyn Mclain
  • George Reinke
  • Phil York

Piano

  • Rebekah Boles

Librarians

  • Carol Ashmore
  • Meg Abouhamdan