BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    Evelyn Hughes
    President

    Evelyn Hughes is the founding Artistic Director of Peach State Opera, for which she has conducted Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Magic Flute, Carmen, Elixir of Love, Così fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, and Madame Butterfly.  She has a Master of Music degree from West Virginia University, with further graduate study at the University of Virginia, Westminster Choir College, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.  She has performed locally and throughout Europe as both singer and violinist, in addition to teaching collegiate voice and opera for over thirty years.

    Randall Romig
    Vice President

    A native of Pennsylvania, Randall Romig has lived in Atlanta for more than thirty years.  He holds both bachelors and master’s degrees in English from the Pennsylvania State University System.  In Atlanta, he served for five years as President of the Cobb Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, for four years as President of the Atlanta Opera Guild, and is a Board member of the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop at Georgia State University.  He was employed as Vice President of Real Estate for Adams Outdoor Advertising.

    Nancy Martin
    Secretary

    Nancy Martin was a co-founder of the “Concerts on the Square” series in Decatur. Nancy is also an active choral singer with the Emory University Chorus and The William Baker Summer Singers, as well as a current music student at Perimeter College at Georgia State University.  She is a Master Gardener who has been a site leader for the Scott Park Community Garden and presently works with the Woodlands Gardens in Decatur.  She is now a Vice President of the Avondale Garden Club.   Nancy retired from the DeKalb County School System after thirty years as a middle school science and language arts teacher.

    Sara Frooman

    Sara Frooman has worked extensively in visual art, business, photography and text editing, as an award-winning freelance photographer; as a costumer for jazz and opera artists touring domestically and internationally; and in designing special events for conventions, the Duke Cancer Center and UNC-related facilities. She later became a respiratory therapist and worked on professional well-being issues. Sara served on the board of Capital Opera in Raleigh and was The Atlanta Opera Volunteer of the Year. She currently serves on the board of the Atlanta Opera Guild.

    Christina Howell

    Dr. Christina Howell has received acclaim for operatic, oratorio and chamber performances and is currently a member of the acclaimed Atlanta Opera Chorus.  As a voice faculty member at Clayton State University, she has trained students who have been accepted for study at prestigious institutions such as the New England Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.  Dr. Howell also serves as Co-director of the Georgia District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and an Education Co-Chair with the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

    Shelton Jones

    Shelton Jones learned to play various brass instruments while growing up in Charleston, SC, and St. Louis, MO. He received a BA in Government from LSU and an MA in Management from Central Michigan University. Shelton, who lives in Decatur, GA is married and has two grown children. He became interested in choral singing twenty years ago and has sung with the the William Baker Summer Singers, the Decatur Civic Chorus, and the Emory University Chorus.

    ADVISORY COUNCIL
    Brian Bonin

    Dr. Brian Bonin is an Assistant Chair in the Arts and Humanities department of Perimeter College at Georgia State University.  He has performed in opera and recital throughout the Southeast and in Germany.  Brian brings to PSO experience in educational opera outreach, having worked with outreach programs at Opera in the Ozarks and the LSU Opera Outeach Program (LOOP).

    John King

    John King is a consultant with Breitland, LLC, where he helps IT sales teams develop more powerful presentations and more effective demonstrations of their complex solutions.  He delivers these services on five continents to clients that include SAP, Oracle, Google and IBM.  He currently serves on the boards of The Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Opera Guild and the Bobby Dodd Institute.  He is also a member of the OPERA America’s National Trustee’s Forum, is the board chair of Historic Oakland Foundation and the president of the Greater Atlanta Alumni Association of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

    John King

    Angela Connelly, CPA, has provided accounting and tax services for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University in Accounting and Finance.  Angie is also a QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

    John King

    John King is a consultant with Breitland, LLC, where he helps IT sales teams develop more powerful presentations and more effective demonstrations of their complex solutions.  He delivers these services on five continents to clients that include SAP, Oracle, Google and IBM.  He currently serves on the boards of The Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Opera Guild and the Bobby Dodd Institute.  He is also a member of the OPERA America’s National Trustee’s Forum, is the board chair of Historic Oakland Foundation and the president of the Greater Atlanta Alumni Association of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.