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Sally Kann

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Sally Kann

Sally grew up in North Carolina in a musical family. While in high school and college, she studied voice under Janette Ogg, and sang in regional theater. She also began playing viola in the 4th grade, and continued playing for the next forty years with various school, university, and regional orchestras. She received a Bachelor of History degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since moving to Atlanta in 1983, she has taught violin and piano at the Suzuki School, performed with Orchestra Atlanta (now Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra), has given viola master classes and instrument coachings in East Cobb orchestra programs. A former staff singer with First Presbyterian Church, she joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus in 2000; in addition to her chorus commitments, she sings and plays viola with several local ensembles. Currently, she is Secretary of the ATL Symphony Musicians Foundation, Inc., a non-profit, tax exempt educational outreach program, started by members of the ASO. The Foundation partners with local schools to teach lessons, coach students in their instruments, give live performances, and, working with orchestra and band directors, help promote and elevate the artistic level of symphonic arts in Atlanta schools. Sally is also co-founder and president of Save Our Symphony Atlanta, Inc. a non-profit citizens’ awareness group, formed during the 2014 orchestra lock-out, which uses social media to raise public awareness of issues concerning the ASO.