GMTA Audition Staff

Vice President of GMTA Auditions

Cathy Thacker, NCTM
(770) 978-3708


State-Level Audition Chairs

Piano Grades 4-5 Dr. Elena Cholakova
(404) 422-0996
Piano Grades 6-7 Robin Engleman, NCTM
(404) 819-5450
Piano Grades 8-9 Pamela Asberry
(404) 434-8004
Piano Grades 10-11 Diane Boyd, NCTM
(912) 414-5972
Piano Grades 12/Piano Concerto Joseph Hokayem, NCTM
(706) 546-0609
Piano College/Adult Dr. Joanna Kim, NCTM
(770) 878-1885
Instrumental Concerto, Strings, Guitar Mirna Dinovic
(678) 575-0019
Voice Dr. Pat Callaway, NCTM
(404) 790-3172
Woodwinds & Brass Cathy Thacker, NCTM
(770) 978-3708

Regional Auditions Coordinators (for solo piano only)

REGION I

Location: Brenau University | Gainesville, GA

Local Associations: Gwinnett, North Dekalb, Northeast Georgia

Region Coordinator Ping Xu
(770) 313-4632
Piano Grades 4-5 Jean Mann, NCTM
(770) 932-5185
Piano Grades 6-7 Glen Eckman
(404) 543-0872
Piano Grades 8-9 Viola Tan
(404) 791-7562
Piano Grades 10-11 Gayle Vann
(678) 333-4510

REGION II

Location: Augusta University | Augusta, GA

Local Associations: Athens, Augusta, Golden Isles, Savannah

Region Coordinator Colette Keogh, NCTM
(706) 863-7378
Piano Grades 4-5 Edith Sweatman
(706) 556-6304
Piano Grades 6-7 Sarah Moore
Piano Grades 8-9 Nancy Riley
(706) 254-8281
Piano Grades 10-11 Colette Keogh
(706) 863-7378

REGION III

Location: Wesleyan College | Macon, GA

Local Associations: Columbus, Coweta-Fayette, Macon, South Georgia, South Metro Atlanta

Region Coordinator Dr. Chenny Gan
Piano Grades 4-5 Susan Mincey
(478) 257-6148
Piano Grades 6-7 Susan Mincey
(478) 257-6148
Piano Grades 8-9
Piano Grades 10-11

REGION IV

Location: Georgia Perimeter College | Clarkston, GA

Local Associations: Decatur, North Fulton, Atlanta

Region Coordinator Kristi Helfen
(770) 413-0712
Piano Grades 4-5 Rachel Medley
(770) 656-9453
Piano Grades 6-7 Hwee Boon Ng
(678) 417-9080
Piano Grades 8-9 Serene Lee
(404) 786-8932
Piano Grades 10-11 Keiko Ransom
(404) 378-8111

REGION V

Location: University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA

Local Associations: Cherokee, Cobb, Greater Marietta, Rome, West Georgia

Region Coordinator Joy Poole
(770) 289-0321
Piano Grades 4-5 Joe Camillo, NCTM
(770) 971-8515
Piano Grades 6-7 Deanne Ohman
(678) 516-6573
Piano Grades 8-9 Joy Poole
(770) 289-0321
Piano Grades 10-11 Joy Poole
(770) 289-0321

Theory Contacts for All Regions

GATE Administrator Colette Keogh, NCTM
(706) 863-7378
GMTA Theory Chair Jason Bennett
(706) 372-3005