|Jackson Brischler, violin is a junior Music Education major at Kennesaw State University. Graduating from Whitewater High School in 2013, he now primarily studies classical guitar under Mary Akerman. As a violinist, he has played and performed in the KSU Philharmonic Orchestra since enrolling at KSU, and has pursued violin under the tutelage of Dr. Charles Laux. He has lectured and performed at various middle and high school orchestra and guitar classes around the metro Atlanta area. He also currently teaches guitar, violin, and piano to students of all ages at The Music Studio at Vinings. His goal as a music educator is to create a positive learning environment, where students can not only enjoy learning, but also become the best musicians they can be.|
|Rachel Campbell, violin
Rachel's passion for music began when she started playing the violin at the age of nine, and she discovered her love and natural talent for teaching not long afterwards. She currently teaches violin and viola lessons at Sandy Springs Music, where her additional work as an office manager has allowed for a greater understanding of student and parent needs. Rachel has a unique enthusiasm for teaching that promotes student success, growth, and enjoyment. Her teaching style can be adapted to best fit students of all ages, experience, and various educational needs while keeping lessons informative and fun.
|Kynan Clymore, violin|
|Nassar Edwards, violin is a freshman music education major at Kennesaw State University. He participates in the KSU Symphony Orchestra on violin and Philharmonic on viola. He currently studies privately with Helen Kim. A 2015 graduate of McEachern High School, Nassar served as one of the concertmasters and principal second of the chamber orchestra. During his high school career, he participated in the Cobb County Honor Symphony Orchestra, 2014 Spivey Hall Chamber Workshop, Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2013 and 2014 UGA Music Festival, Georgia Southern University's Chamber Music Festival, 2014 and 2015 Honors Performance Series Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and GMEA All-State. He is a member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), the Collegiate division of National Association for Music Education (CNAfME), and serves as the President Elect of CNAfME. Since the 8th grade, Nassar knew he wanted to be a music educator. Nassar enjoys listening to music, attending workshops and conferences, and hopes to influence a community through his love for music.|
|Kathryn Encisco, cello
Kathryn Encisco is senior music education major at Kennesaw State University and studies cello under Charae Krueger. A graduate of Lassiter High School, she began shifting her focus from piano to cello when she turned nine, and has loved the cello ever since. Ms. Encisco studied for over ten years with Sarah Paul and has been a member of Honor Orchestras, both state and county levels, All-State, and GYSO throughout her musical career. She was a member of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) for seven years under Jim Palmer, Dr. Michael Alexander, and Grant Harville, and also served co-section leader/assistant section leader. When she is not on campus in classes or rehearsals, Ms. Encisco is teaching cello students. She loves to teach/so she can spread her love for music to anyone willing to listen.
|Rachel LaRocca, violin
Rachel LaRocca is a sophomore music education major at Kennesaw State University. She participates in the KSU Symphony Orchestra and also studies privately with Kenn Wagner, a violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Rachel teaches private violin lessons and works as a clinician at various middle schools and high schools. A 2014 graduate of Starr's Mill High School, Rachel served as concert master of the orchestra and also participated in the Fayette Philharmonic Orchestra where she served as concert master for several years. Since the 6th grade Rachel knew she wanted to be an orchestra director and is enjoying the journey toward achieving her goal. She appreciates the mistakes, victories, and growth that comes with learning and dedicates herself to teaching, practicing, rehearsing, and studying. Rachel wants to be best music educator possible for her students today, tomorrow, and for years to come.
|Huijeong Lee, violin|
|Perry Morris, viola
Perry Morris is a senior studying Music Education and Viola Performance at Kennesaw State University. He studies viola under Cathy Lynn from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and also studied with Dr. Allyson Fleck for 5 years. Perry has assisted in local schools and events, and regularly performs in the Atlanta Area. He is currently principal viola in the Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra. Perry has experience playing violin, cello, bass and conducting in the Kennesaw State University Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), the Collegiate division of National Association for Music Education (CNAfME) and is the secretary of the Nu Theta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha, a national musical fraternity. Perry has a great enthusiasm and love for music that he shares with everybody.
|Anthony Newman, cello, is a junior at Kennesaw State University pursuing a bachelor's degree in
Music Education. A dynamic and creative teacher, his primary focus is on the cello although he plays a handful of other
instruments. Anthony performs at various venues throughout the metro Atlanta area and also creates his own music. Known by the stage name Quantum Flush, Anthony can be found on the social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.
|Justin Rawlings, violin|
|Susan Reyes, violin|
|Michael Thomas, cello|
|Kevin Williams, violin|