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GSO Spotlight: Whitney Tinley

Whitney Tinley is the director of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Harmonia and Concertino ensembles and Orchestra Director at Trickum Middle School  in Gwinnett County. Read why she’s committed to educating young musicians, what makes GYSO special, and what mountain climbing and music have in common.  Q: Tell me about your journey to becoming a […]

GSO Spotlight: Debbie McCracken

“I have a passion for music. When I was about 12, my father said ‘she hasn’t stopped talking about piano lessons. Maybe we should take this seriously.’ So they rented a piano to make sure I was serious and then it just became my thing!  I love to sing in choruses. I was a music […]

GSO Spotlight: Nirav B. Patel, MD

Nirav Patel is a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon with a wealth of experience. He’s also been one of the GSO’s musicians for the past five years. A member of the cello section, Nirav sat down with Suzanne Tucker, our executive director, to talk about his love of the cello, music, and the GSO.   Q: Tell […]

GSO Spotlight: Kim Gresh

“My grandmother, Marnie Gresh, was one of the founding members of the Marietta Music Club. She LOVED music. She played piano constantly, taught piano and was the organist at her church. Did a bit of it rub off on me? Absolutely not! But it was in her bones. I have this really fond childhood memory […]