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Meet the Lilburn Music Faculty

Strings
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Anne Anderson
Applied Instrument: Violin
Secondary Instruments: Viola, Piano
Campus: Online, Buford, Lilburn, Johns Creek
Education: Atlanta Suzuki Institute, Suzuki institute at East Carolina University, Gwinnett Technical College.
Consortium Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra: Associate Concertmaster
NSM Faculty: Since 2012
Strings
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Bjorn Anderson
Applied Instrument: Double Bass
Secondary Instruments: Cello, Guitar
Campus: Online, Buford, Lilburn
Education: Texas State University, Atlanta Institute of Music
NSM Faculty: Since 2013
Piano
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Susan Andrews
Applied Instrument: Piano
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education:
BM in Piano Performance from the University of Georgia
NSM Faculty: Since 2005
Piano
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Charles Anschuetz
Applied Instrument: Piano
Campus: Lilburn, Johns Creek
Education:
Peabody Conservatory, BS in Piano and Pipe Organ from the University of Oklahoma
NSM Faculty: Since 2015
Strings, Frets
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Rita Atkinson
Applied Instrument: Violin
Secondary Instruments: Fiddle, Guitar, Piano, Mandolin
Campus: Online, Buford, Lilburn
Education: Graduate of Guitar and Keyboard Programs from Atlanta Institute of Music
NSM Faculty: Since 2008
Frets
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Eric Denton
Applied Instrument: Guitar
Secondary Instruments: Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele
Campus: Online, Buford, Lilburn
Education: Graduate in Guitar Studies from Atlanta Institute of Music
NSM Faculty: Since 2005
Piano
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Mirela Dragan
Applied Instrument: Piano
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education: BM in Piano Performance and Music Theory from Georgia State University, received the John Schneider Award for exceptional pianistic talent
NSM Faculty: Since 2008
Strings
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Melissa Fargason
Applied Instrument: Viola
Secondary Instruments: Violin, Cello, Piano
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education: BM in Music Education from Clayton State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2017
Voice
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Brandon Graham
Applied Instrument: Voice
Secondary Instruments: Piano
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education: BM in Vocal Performance from Emmanuel College
Consortium Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Chorus, Bass (on leave)
NSM Faculty: Since 2015
Woodwinds
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Philip Gubser
Applied Instrument: Clarinet
Secondary Instruments: Saxophone, Flute
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education: BA in Music Education from Georgia College & State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2011
Brass
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Greg Holland
Applied Instrument: Trumpet
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education: MM in Trumpet Performance from Northwestern University, BM in Music Education, Magna Cum Laude, from Georgia State University
NSM Faculty: Since 2011
Woodwinds
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Michelle Hung
Applied Instrument: Bassoon
Secondary Instruments: Piano
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education: BM in Music Performance Taipei National Univ. of the Arts and Tunthai Univ. in Taiwan
Consortium Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Wind Orchestra, Bassoon; Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, Substitute Bassoon
NSM Faculty: Since 2008
Brass
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Kyle Loughman
Applied Instrument: Tuba
Secondary Instruments: Euphonium, Trombone
Campus: Online, Buford, Lilburn, Sandy Springs
Education: BM in Music Education from Kennesaw State University
Consortium Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra: Co-Principal Tuba
NSM Faculty: Since 2017
Voice
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Marcy Meredith
Applied Instrument: Voice
Secondary Instruments: Piano
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education: MM in Music from Georgia State University, MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida, BM in Music from Berry College
NSM Faculty: Since 2015
Woodwinds
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Teodora Stoyanova
Applied Instrument: Flute, Piccolo
Secondary Instruments: Piano
Campus: Online, Buford, Lilburn
Education: MM and BM from the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria
Consortium Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, Principal Flute
NSM Faculty: Since 2010
Woodwinds
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Shelly Unger
Applied Instrument: Bassoon
Secondary Instruments: Oboe
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education: DMA in Bassoon Performance from University of Georgia, MM from Rice University, BM from Indiana University
NSM Faculty: Since 1997
Piano
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Mariel Uzal
Applied Instrument: Piano
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education: MM from University of Georgia, BM from Juan Jose Castro Provincial Conservatory of Music in Argentina
NSM Faculty: Since 1999
Voice
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Billy Valentine
Applied Instrument: Voice
Secondary Instruments: Piano
Campus: Online, Buford, Lilburn
Education: BA Music from Shorter University
Consortium Musician: Gwinnett Symphony Chorus, Tenor
NSM Faculty: Since 2013
Woodwinds
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Earl Williams
Applied Instrument: Saxophone
Campus: Online, Lilburn
Education: (coming soon)
NSM Faculty: Since 2011