Megan Williams, Executive Director
The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (DSO) announces experienced music educator and leader Megan Williams as its new Executive Director.
“Megan’s solid experience in music education and music management, including organizing and creating curriculum and concert repertoire and helping communities engage in the arts, makes her an invaluable addition to the DSO family,” says Dr. Paul Bhasin, the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director & Conductor.
Williams currently serves as the Executive Director for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta, a part-time role she will continue. She also has served as a music educator in band and woodwind instruction in the metro-Atlanta area for the past 17 years, including at St. Benedict’s Episcopal School, Greater Atlanta Christian School and the City of Decatur Schools. Williams also teaches private clarinet lessons.
“I’m thrilled to begin working for an organization that has served the DeKalb community and broader region for the past 58 years,” Williams says. “With such a rich history and long-standing contribution to the musical community in Atlanta, I cannot wait to get started promoting our great musicians and performances.”
Away from work she serves on the board of HEART Music, a grassroots non-profit organization serving the Athens-Clarke County Schools. Williams lives in Lilburn with her family and begins her new position fulltime June 1.
The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra (DSO) enriches community and keeps symphonic music live by presenting a full year-round season of traditional and contemporary repertoire in relaxed and unpretentious settings. The DSO, currently in its 58th season, has provided amazingly high-quality artistry at affordable prices for diverse audiences. Founded simultaneously with DeKalb College, now merged with Perimeter College of GSU, DeKalb’s community orchestra has been in residence at the Clarkston Campus and also performs regionally. Our audiences and players hail from all over DeKalb County and beyond.