Our Director

Mrs. Krystal Newton

Mrs. Newton holds a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) from Georgia State University. She currently performs with the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra in Alpharetta on viola and bassoon.

Mrs. Newton has been teaching various woodwinds and strings for eight years. She has taught clinics and private lessons at the elementary, middle and high school levels in both orchestra and concert band as well as marching band.  Under her direction, the Daniell Orchestra has grown to over 320 members and continues to thrive.  Her orchestras receive consistent superiors at GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation on high level music each year.  In 2017, the orchestra was invited to perform at the Governor’s Mansion and hosted principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Rex, for a cello master class.

Having grown up in Roswell, GA, she is an alumni of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony on bass clarinet, Georgia Allstate Orchestra on violin, and four years of the Fulton County High School Honor Orchestra and Honor Band on violin and bass clarinet. She has also performed internationally in Asia and at the GMEA clinic in Savannah, Georgia and Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.

Mrs. Newton lives in Woodstock with her husband, Fraser and son, Aidan. In her free time, she enjoys writing novels and making digital art.

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