About the ETSO

Mission Statement

The East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra serves, educates and connects the community through exceptional outdoor concerts performed by skilled volunteer musicians.

ETSO Board of Directors

  • Dr. Jack McClarty, President
  • Mathew Miller, Vice President
  • Franklin Farrow, Board Chairman
  • Dr. Brian Liu, Director of Music
  • Lisa Kuhlman, Secretary
  • Chip Liles, Treasurer
  • Rhonda Burnham
  • Jim Coltrin
  • Dolly Fillman
  • Richard Hickam
  • Dana Milholm
  • Dallas Scott III

Honorary Board Members

  • Dr. Gordon Bietz

Staff

  • Brian Benton, Marketing Committee

Conductor

Brian Liu Conducting

Brian Liu holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance from the Catholic University of America and a Master of Music in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. His principle professors include Mikhail Kopelman, Charles Castleman, Jody Gatwood, Christian Teal, and Mark Reneau. He has performed with numerous orchestras including the symphony orchestras of Alexandria, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Augusta, Hilton Head, and the Skaneatles Festival. As soloist, he has appeared with the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, SAU Symphony Orchestra and the CA Chamber Orchestra.

Brian Liu holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Violin Performance from the Catholic University of America and a Master of Music in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. His principle professors include Mikhail Kopelman, Charles Castleman, Jody Gatwood, Christian Teal, and Mark Reneau. He has performed with numerous orchestras including the symphony orchestras of Alexandria, Chattanooga, Huntsville, Augusta, Hilton Head, and the Skaneatles Festival. As soloist, he has appeared with the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, SAU Symphony Orchestra and the CA Chamber Orchestra.

Liu has served as adjunct professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Augusta State University, Keuka College, and has served on the violin faculty at the Augusta State University Conservatory program. Currently he is adjunct faculty at Washington Adventist University and on the artist faculty at the Roberson School of Music. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, in September of 2013 he accepted an invitation to become the new Music Director of the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra.


Upcoming Concerts

4th of July Concert

Thu
3
Jul
  • Collegedale Greenway at the Veterans Memorial Park
  • 8:00 p.m.