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 Anne Sun
(678) 697-2837
Piano Grades 10-11 Diane Boyd, NCTM
(912) 414-5972
Piano Grades 12/Piano Concerto Joseph Hokayem, NCTM
(706) 546-0609
Piano College/Adult Cathy Thacker, NCTM
(770) 978-3708
Instrumental Concerto, Strings, Guitar Cathy Thacker, NCTM
(770) 978-3708
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

REGION II

Location: Augusta University | Augusta, GA

Local Associations: Athens, Augusta, Golden Isles, Savannah

Region Coordinator Colette Keogh, NCTM
(706) 863-7378

REGION III

Location: Wesleyan College | Macon, GA

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

Region Coordinator Yien Wang
(410) 948-2139

REGION IV

Location: Agnes Scott College | Decatur, GA

Local Associations: Decatur, North Fulton, Atlanta

Region Coordinator Kristi Helfen
(770) 413-0712

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

Theory Contacts for All Regions

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