Athena Music and Leadership Camp: Empowering Young Women Through Music

past athena clinicians


From the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra:

Carol Ramirez, violin

Juan Ramirez, violin

Anastasia Agapova, violin

Yiyin Li, viola

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, oboe

Gloria Jones, associate principal bass

Janice Crews, Professional Learning Teaching Artist



The Atlanta Celli

The Midtown Brass Quintet

116th United States Army Band

Atlanta Trumpet Ensemble

Air National Guard Band of the South



Laura Zitelli, Drum Major, The University of South Carolina
Bre-Anna North, Drum Major, The University of Alabama

Toni Watkins, The Watkins Group

Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority
Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women

pasT athena 

cONDUCTORS


Debbie Baker, Hillcrest HS, AL

Dr. Andrea Brown, University of Michigan

Dr. Dawn Perry, Wingate University, NC

Kim Bain, Pizitz Middle School, AL

Cecilia Clark, Allatoona High School, GA

Jennifer Floyd, McEachern High School, GA

Dr. Paula Krupiczewicz, N. Cobb High School, GA

Elizabeth Taylor, Shorter University, GA

Dr. Zandra Bell-McRoy, Cedar Shoals High School, GA

Dr. Myra Rhoden, Fayette Co. High School, GA

the athena camp is led by professional music educators

who were once developing young female artists themselves.


    Many of our faculty members have been with us since the camp's inception in 2008. 

    Current and former artist faculty members include:

  • Dr. Myra Rhoden, Founder and Camp Director
  • Nivek Anderson
  • Dr. Zandra Bell-McRoy
  • Dr. Lara Saville Dahl 
  • ​Kay Fairchild
  • Jennifer Floyd 
  • Jill Freeman
  • Dr. Benita Gladney
  • Megan Glasscock
  • Dr. Ellie Jenkins
  • Olivia Keiffer 
  • Dr. Paula Krupiczewicz 
  • Patti Martin
  • Tonya Mitchell
  • Leslie Minor Moon
  • Audrey Murphy
  • Jennifer Brinson Philpott
  • ​Hollie Lawing Pritchard
  • Michelle Rickard
  • Lisa Sayre
  • Jennifer Seda
  • Suzanne Tingle
  • Dr. Shelly Unger
  • Sarkino Walker
  • Paula Williams
  • Laura Zitelli