The Atlanta Mandolin Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation which was founded in 1994 by a dedicated group of mandolinists to further the interest in and performance of the mandolin family of instruments and mandolin music.
The Atlanta Mandolin Society is proud to have revived the mandolin orchestra in Atlanta. For over thirty years, beginning in the early Twentieth Century, there was a very fine mandolin orchestra in Atlanta under the direction of William Griffith. Mr. Griffith a mandolin instructor, performer, conductor and instrument dealer operated in Midtown. Mr. Griffith created quite a rage for the mandolin during the first decades of the previous century and is fondly remembered by many.
The Atlanta Mandolin Society is establishing its own history today with the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra!
Meet our Conductor – Robb Smith
Atlanta Mandolins has been very fortunate to have Robb Smith as our conductor. Mr. Smith has been a life-long musician and is a graduate of the Geneva Conservatory of Music, and has been with us since 1994.