The Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra is the performing unit of the Atlanta Mandolin Society, Inc., established in 1994, and is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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 - Atlanta, GA. 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 Orchestra is establishing its own history today under the direction of Robb Smith - conductor!
Meet our Conductor – Robb Smith
Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra 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.
Bob Knysz – Concertmaster,
Nancy King, Eve Kuniansky,
CJ Buot, Jay Moore,
Natalia Shaw, Tony Duck
Hugh Peterson, Ed Davis,
Donna Clegg, Juliette Morrell