Athena Music and Leadership Camp: Empowering Young Women Through Music

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. Catharine Bushman
  • Dr. Lara Saville Dahl 
  • ​Kay Fairchild
  • Jennifer Floyd 
  • Jill Freeman
  • Dr. Benita Gladney
  • Megan Glasscock
  • ​Erin Holmes
  • Dr. Ellie Jenkins
  • Olivia Keiffer 
  • Dr. Paula Krupiczewicz 
  • Patti Martin
  • Betsy McCann
  • ​Susan Miranda
  • Dr. Tonya Mitchell
  • Leslie Minor Moon
  • Audrey Murphy
  • ​Claire Nalven
  • Jennifer Brinson Philpott
  • ​Hollie Lawing Pritchard
  • Michelle Rickard
  • Lisa Sayre
  • Jennifer Seda
  • Suzanne Tingle
  • Nora Tycast
  • Dr. Shelly Unger
  • Sarkino Walker
  • Paula Williams
  • Laura Zitelli





pasT athena cONDUCTORS​​

  • Debbie Baker, Hillcrest HS, AL
  • Dr. Zandra Bell-McRoy, Cedar Shoals High School, GA
  • Dr. Andrea Brown, University of Maryland
  • Kim Bain, Pizitz Middle School, AL
  • Cecilia Clark, Allatoona High School, GA
  • Georgia Ekonomou, Atlanta, GA
  • Jennifer Floyd, Program Director, YOLA at HOLA, CA
  • Diane Koutsulis, Green Valley High School (ret.), NV
  • Dr. Paula Krupiczewicz, North Cobb High School, GA
  • Betsy McCann, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Dawn Price, Wingate University, NC
  • ​Dr. Myra Rhoden, Fayette Co. High School, GA
  • Elizabeth Taylor, University of Southern Mississippi


​​past GUEST PERFORMERS and clinicians


  •  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Musicians:
    • Anastasia Agapova, violin
    • Janice Crews, Professional Learning Teaching Artist
    • Gloria Jones, associate principal bass
    • Yiyin Li, viola
    • Carol Ramirez, violin
    • Juan Ramirez, violin
    • Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, oboe
  • St. Cloud Municipal Band
  • 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
  • Patrice Beamon, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority
  • Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women