JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Taylor Road Middle School advanced orchestra students, under the direction of Nicole Thompson, performed an outstanding concert on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Rialto Theatre in Atlanta. The performance was part of the Georgia State University Invitational Festival.

Following their performance, students had the opportunity to work under the baton of Maestro Michael Palmer, who is on the faculty at GSU, as well as the artistic director of the Bellingham Festival of Music.

In addition to their time on stage, students took advantage of opportunities to attend various workshops to learn about performing fiddle, jazz/improvisation, rock and solo technique to enhance their overall skill. At the conclusion of the event, they attended a performance of a variety of musical styles by professional musicians.

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