Whitney Tinley

Whitney Tinley is the director of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Harmonia and Concertino ensembles and Orchestra Director at Shiloh Middle School in Gwinnett County. She also serves as the coordinator for Georgia’s 11th and 12th grade All-State Orchestra as well as for Gwinnett County’s 6th grade Honors Orchestra. She...

John Lawless

John Lawless became Director of Percussion Studies at Kennesaw State University in 2004. Principal Timpanist of the Atlanta Opera since 1979, Mr. Lawless was appointed as Principal Timpanist with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra in 1986. Since 1978, Mr. Lawless has performed and recorded as an extra with the...

David Metrio

David Metrio is currently the Director of Orchestras at Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, GA as well as the conductor for the Georgia Youth Symphony Camerata Orchestra. He has studied double bass under Dr. James Barket (Kennesaw State), Mr. Joseph Mcfadden (Atlanta Symphony), and Mr. Michael Kurth (Atlanta Symphony)....

Harrison Cook

Harrison Cook received a BA from Georgia State University and his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He has played in various orchestras, including the Columbus Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, Greenville Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, and various recording studios. He has had the opportunity to play around the world, including...

Bora Moon

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Bora has etched herself in the Atlanta music scene as one of the most in demand performers and clinicians. She began studying Piano at the age of 6.  Shortly after moving to America, Bora fell in love with the Clarinet in 6th grade. Bora went on to earn...

Christin Lawhorne

Christin Lawhorne is currently the Director of Orchestras and the Associate Director of Bands at River Ridge High School in Woodstock, GA. She has been teaching band and orchestra in Cherokee County for 6 years. Ms. Lawhorne graduated from Reinhardt University in 2010 with a BA in flute performance, having...

Erin Layton

Erin Layton is a resident of Marietta Georgia and currently serves as the choral director at Marietta Middle School. She is the daughter of an Army officer and spent time on several military bases around the world before finally landing in Georgia in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Music from the...

Pyeongkang Park

Pyeongkang Park, GYSO’s Philharmonic Director, has actively performed as the executive director or conductor in various events such as 9/11 Tribute Concert As 20th Anniversary: Never Forget Prayers for Those Who Grieve, 50th Anniversary of Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta Festival, 100th Anniversary of The March 1st Independence Movement...