High School Honors Orchestra 2018 Information
High School Honors Orchestra Conductor
Georgia Lambros Ekonomou
Described by her colleagues as a musician who will energize an ensemble like no other conductor, Georgia brings excitement and love for music from the podium that is truly amazing. The results of her work can be seen in the students she teaches; she encourages them not only to become better musicians, but better people as well.
Mrs. Ekonomou has been a String Educator/Conductor for 40 years. She is the former Director of Orchestras at The Paideia School, where she conducted The Paideia Chamber Orchestra and The Paideia Junior Chamber Orchestra. Her teaching career began in the Fulton County Schools. In 1980, Ekonomou became the Director of Orchestras at The Lovett School. While at Lovett, The Lovett Chamber Orchestra performed at the 1990 “MENC National Conference”; the 1997 “Georgia Music Educators Conference”; and at the 1997 “International Association of Jazz Educator’s Conference”.
In 1991, she was awarded The Lovett Schools “Woodward Award” for excellence in teaching. Her groups consistently received Superior ratings at State and National competitions. In January 2017, Ekonomou was awarded the “Georgia/ASTA Lifetime Achievement Award”, in honor and recognition of her contribution to Musical Excellence in the State of Georgia.
Ekonomou has served as assistant conductor for the “Georgia Tech Orchestra”, the “Atlanta Emory Orchestra” and the “Georgia University Orchestra”. During the summers of 2014 and 2016, she conducted the Intermediate Symphony Orchestra at the Interlochen Summer Music Festival. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Music Education from Northwestern University and a Master of Music Education from Georgia State University.
A violinist, she performs with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, and has performed with the Woman’s Jazz Orchestra of Los Angeles, the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, the Emory Chamber Players and other ensembles throughout the US and Europe.
Mrs. Ekonomou is a member of GMEA, ASTA, and NAfME and has served on the advisory committee for the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and on the national Membership committee for ASTA. She is active throughout the United States as Conductor, Clinician and Adjudicator. In July 2016, she was appointed Southern Division Representative to the NAfME Council for Orchestral Education.
High School Honors Orchestra Program
Felix Mendelssohn String Sinfonia #2, in D - 1st movement
Todd Coleman - Adieu
Leroy Anderson - Plink Plank Plunk
Dello Joio - Choreography for Strings - Last movement