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

J.R. Beckwith

Director of Operations

Violin I

  • Serena Scibelli, Concertmaster
  • John Glushka, Assistant Concertmaster
  • Megan Brown
  • Emma Fullett
  • Jillian Hernandez
  • Ruthie Holloman
  • Jean Jenkins*
  • Lissa Keppner
  • Claudia Kretzschmar
  • Allison Lynch
  • Lauren Miller
  • Carl Rapp
  • Rick Vetsch
  • Allen Williams

Violin II

  • Darla Wilson, Principal
  • Roy Martin, Assistant Principal
  • Carol Ashmore
  • Connie Carstensen
  • Meg Cramer
  • Baylee Culverhouse
  • Daniela DiIorio
  • Chloe Gusinde-Duffy
  • Gabrielle Jeffries
  • Sarah Hamilton
  • Maisha Imam
  • Karen Jennings
  • Wendy KruppDespain
  • Elizabeth Lyle
  • Cynthia Prosser
  • Nancy Smith

Viola

  • Rebecca Jones Floyd, Principal
  • Leigh Holland, Assistant Principal
  • John Cooper
  • Dennis Hauke
  • Katie Hogan
  • Zach Jones
  • Janelle Lang
  • Hana Medlin
  • Jan Spurgeon
  • Shaun Stice

Cello

  • Ana Abrantes, Principal
  • Rob Sutherland, Assistant Principal
  • Paige Anderson
  • Karen Bergmann
  • Aimee Dowd
  • David Hill
  • John Harriman
  • Tina Long
  • Emily Pauline
  • Katie Ramsey
  • Will Taylor
  • Roberta Wilson

* Charter Member

Double Bass

  • Steven Ricks, Principal
  • Jay Harriman
  • David Miklesh
  • Lucy Ralston

Flute

  • Rachel Simmons, Principal
  • Carol Horne
  • Clare Nunley

Piccolo

  • Clare Nunley

Oboe

  • Barbara Spurgeon, Principal
  • Hannah Schwartz

English Horn

  • Hannah Schwartz

Clarinet

  • Tom Cooper, Principal*
  • Angela Manous

Bassoon

  • Monica Harriman, Co-Principal
  • Jennifer Morgan, Co-Principal

Horn

  • David Haas, Principal
  • Ashley Young
  • Michele Ross
  • Karen Castleberry

Trumpet

  • Scott Files, Principal
  • Julia Rinke
  • Christopher Sampson
  • Josh Bryan

Trombone

  • Brad Maffett, Principal
  • George Cone

Bass Trombone

  • Michael Brewer

Tuba

  • Meg Abouhamdan

Timpani

  • Barbara Reid, Principal*

Percussion

  • Barbara Reid, Principal*
  • Mary Sue Brewer
  • Josh Bryan
  • Christopher Sampson

Piano

  • Rebekah Healan Boles

Librarians

  • Carol Ashmore
  • Meg Abouhamdan