HERE ARE SOME OF MY FORMER STUDENTS AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW
Allison Alcorn- Professor of Musicology, Illinois State University.
Shelby Hallam Benton- married with four children, living in Anchorage Alaska.
Heidi Christie- Violinist with the Seven Hills Sinfonietta,Ohio; former member of the Georgia Philharmonic.
Vanessa Chumbley-Assistant Stage Manager/ Associate Production Manager, Houston Ballet, 2017. Former Production
Stage Manager, The Juilliard School. Graduate in Violin Performance, Appalachian State University.
Taylor Corbitt- Attorney, Partner, Riley, Safer, Holmes, and Cancila, LLP, Chicago. Former member of ASYO.
Yooni Chun-Concertmaster, Gadsden Symphony ( ALA); Principal Second Violin, Starkville Symphony. B.M. and
M. M.,Violin Performance.
Becky Douglas- Professional Violinist; Founder, Rising Star Outreach, a charitable organization which profoundly helps thousands in India.
Lisa Ramirez Ellinger- General Manager, Atlanta Community Orchestra. Personnel Manager, Buckhead Youth Orchestra. Music and Arts, North Avenue Presbyterian Church. Graduate, Violin Performance, Miami University
Vanessa Felso- Faculty member, The Benjamin Franklin Academy. Graduated summa cum laude, Bryn Mawr College.
Studied with Sonja five years. Was Concertmaster, Emory Symphony Youth Orchestra.
John Helyar-Founder-Helyar Creative Counseling N.Y. Graduate in Violin Performance, Boston Conservatory.
Sheehan Hanrahan-is finishing a double major in Violin Performance, with Music Theory and Psychology at Northwestern University. Last year, he Studied in Vienna as part of his college program..
Beverly Hancock- Director of Educational Programs at American Organization of Nurse Executives, Rush University.
Tara Mitchell Harris- Arts Teacher, Orchestra Director, Pace Academy, Atlanta, Ga. Degrees in Violin Performance.
Cindy Hong- finishing her work on her DMA degree in Violin Performance.
Constance Hospodar- Professional violinist.
Dr. Pei-Hsiu Huang-Board Certified Cardiologist, Sacramento.
Jonathan Kim-Professional, award winning dog groomer and a violinist . Performs at church every Sunday.
Kathleen Walsdorf Kono - Private violin/viola teacher, Vermont.
Brittany Lloyd-Jones- working the TV and Film industry, Atlanta. Engaged to be married.
Betty Lee- Patent Attorney, Soros, Boston. Betty is a member of the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, MA.
Krystal Lo-Incoming Analyst, JP Morgan.
Olivia Lograsso- Indiana University Web Content manager, composer, violinist. Studied several years with Sonja,
traveling from TN.
Karen McCoy-Since graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Violin Performance and Ethnomusicology, Karen has continued to apply her music in various forms. For three years, she performed as a member of the Hague Symfonie Orkest Euterpe in the Netherlands. Currently she plays first violin in the Tucson, Az. Civic Orchestra. She has done studio work with several recording artists. In 2016, she was contracted by the International baccalaureate as music consultant for the DP music review.
Stefan Melas- Ph.D.candidate, Violin Performance at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia on full scholarship.
Anjuli Coe Musik- Private studio for Violin after receiving her music degrees. Married with three children.
Duncan Osborn- Product Manager, Google, NY. Graduate of Georgia Tech and HEC, Paris.
Dr. Graham Osborn- Medical Doctor. Works for Medical Affairs, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.
Laura Pereira - Graduated from Mannes School of Music, B.M., Violin Performance.
Ginger Perng- Engineering Manager at Exablox, San Francisco Ca.
Lee Sheehan- Juris Doctoral candidate, Georgetown University. Degrees in Violin Performance, Northwestern University, Indiana University.
Peggy Skolnick-Retired Pharmacist, Author, Creative Artist.
Janice Yoon-Director of Orchestra, Hull Middle School, Duluth, Ga. B.M Degree, Eastman School of Music.
Brittni Zah- Private violin studio, does solo concerts and works with a youth orchestra, Colorado. D.M.A., Violin,
University of Texas.
Ritchie Zah- Aspen Police Department, Detective, Aspen Colorado. Teaches violin. Graduate, The Juilliard School.
Royce Zah- Georgia State Patrol Officer, in Special Operations in SWAT and dive.Violist. Graduate,The Juilliard School.