Welcome to the Sound of Charlotte! This blog is a forum for Charlotte Symphony staff, musicians, volunteers, and friends to share timely, thought-provoking insights of an artistic and inquiring nature. ¬†
Eva Mowry- A Charlotte native, Eva Mowry has been¬†listening to¬†the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra since before she can remember. A freelance violist & journalist, she is also the Public Relations & Digital Media Coordinator for the Charlotte Symphony. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and the New Zealand School of Music, where she studied with Dr. Eric Koontz and Ms. Gillian Ansell.
Tim Parolini – Born and raised inAurora, Illinois, Tim Parolini grew up listening to a wide range of music, but mostly classical, jazz and blues. A graduate ofAuroraUniversity, he studied voice with Mr. Sten¬†Halfvarson¬†and performed with the Fine Arts Chorale under the direction of Dr. Elwood Smith. His fond memories of attending concerts as a youth include many Chicago Symphony Orchestra performances under the direction of the late, great Sir Georg Solti. Tim runs a brand marketing and design business that specializes in helping niche-oriented businesses and nonprofit organizations identify and effectively communicate their brand value. He is excited to be participating with the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte and currently serves on its board.
Meg Freeman Whalen -¬†Formerly a freelance music writer for the Charlotte Observer and the arts editor for Charlotte magazine, Meg Freeman Whalen is the former¬†Director of Public Relations and Community Engagement for the Charlotte Symphony. Meg has also taught in the music department at Queens University of Charlotte since 1994. In 2006, she completed a short history of the orchestra, The Sound of Charlotte: The First 75 Years of the Charlotte Symphony. She has presented papers at regional and national conferences of the College Music Society, the North Carolina Association of Historians, and the Society for American Music and has published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of the Conductors‚Äô Guild, the Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians, and Women of Note.