Honors Symphonic Orchestra


Marilyn Seelman is the conductor and music director of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta which under her leadership have performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Piccolo Spoleto, the Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai, China. She maintains an active viola studio, adjudicates festivals, conducts and gives clinics throughout the United States.  Please click on the picture to read Dr. Seelman's full bio. 

Wind Program


Jimmy Gilmore is an Assistant Executive Director of North Carolina Chamber Music Institute, a faculty member of Duke University and Meredith College, Mr. Gilmore has appeared many times as a concerto  soloist with the North Carolina Symphony and performed throughout the Southeast.   He has been a constant champion for Lamar Stringfield Summer Music Camp. Please click on the picture to read Mr. Gilmore's full bio. 

Haydn Strings


Matthew Stutzman is the Intermediate String Orchestra conductor at the Duke University String School where he also teaches music theory. Stutzman has 10 years of orchestral teaching experience in the North Carolina Public Schools. Though he specializes in string education, he also composes, arranges, and produces music professionally. He runs an independent recording studio where he engineers, mixes, and masters audio, as well as performs as a studio session musician. In 2017 Matt founded American Home Studio, a company dedicated to quality instrument retail and educating musicians on building and using home studio equipment.

Mozart Music Makers


Ashley Kovacs currently performs regularly with the North Carolina Symphony and various other ensembles in the triangle area. She is private teaching in order to have more time with her two children Abigail and Declan.  Please click on the picture to read Mrs. Kovacs full bio.