To bring to the citizens of Johns Creek and surrounding communities the world’s greatest symphonic music performed at the highest possible artistic level.
The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, Inc. is a fully professional part-time orchestra founded and incorporated on April 28, 2007, the result of the ten-year vision of its founder, Music Director and Conductor J. Wayne Baughman. As a music professional in the Johns Creek community since 1988, Maestro Baughman witnessed the dramatic growth of northeast Fulton County and the emergence of Johns Creek as its leading community. He felt a need for a performing arts organization that would ultimately become the cornerstone of culture for Johns Creek and its neighboring communities.
Following several years of dreaming and planning, Baughman, with the help of his wife and a few supporters embarked on a two-year mission to “design” a traditional symphony orchestra whose members would be the most highly qualified symphonic musicians in metropolitan Atlanta and who were not already in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The repertoire performed would be the standard repertoire of classical, light classical, Broadway and popular music performed by the great orchestras of the world.
On December 1, 2006, the same day Johns Creek became a city, Maestro Baughman assembled forty-two soon-to-be JCSO musicians for the First Annual St. Benedict Christmas Gala & Holiday Pops Concert and it was a resounding success with nearly 1,000 in attendance.
Q. Who do you serve?
A. Johns Creek, Georgia, and communities in and around North Fulton County, South Forsyth County, and Gwinnett County.
Q. What is your organization’s biggest accomplishment?
A. Lasting six season with debt and consistenty building audiences in a major economic downturn.
Q. What is John’s Creek Symphony and Orchestra’s biggest need?
A. Funding and sponsorships for additional concerts and community music education programming.
Q. What is your organization’s plan for the future?
A. To provide additional season concerts, build our audiences, and expand our community music education programming.