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Founded in 2007, Northeast Atlanta Ballet Orchestra is under the direction of founding conductor, Robert Trocina, and serves as the orchestra for Northeast Atlanta Ballet's productions of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty ballets, Prokofiev's Cinderella ballet, and an original family production of Peter Pan. NEABO is comprised of approximately 50 musicians primarily from Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra. NEABO is made up of both volunteer and professional musicians. Orchestra Members include music faculty from New School of Music, local school music programs and universities, and community musicians. Membership in NEABO is by audition with the conductor or by invitation. Interested musicians may enquire about membership throughout the year based on chair availability.  Please complete the application here.


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Noted as “a brilliant conductor” who “formally lives within the music” by Odenwälder Zeitung, Wald-Michelbach, Germany, Robert Trocina is an accomplished Conductor, Artistic Director and Entrepreneur. He is recognized for his innovative approach to programming and for his deep commitment to education of musicians and audiences of all ages.

Robert Trocina is the founding Music Director of Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of Gwinnett Symphony Musical Arts Consortium, posts held since 2005. During his tenure he has conducted over 60 concerts including music from the standard orchestral repertoire, world premieres, as well as pops and family concerts. He is Music Director of Northeast Atlanta Ballet, where he has conducted over 100 full-length productions of Prokofiev’s Cinderella, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and NEAB’S original production of Peter Pan. He is Principal Guest Conductor of Starkenburg Philharmoniker (Germany), recently conducting on the Neujahrskonzerts Series in 2018 and 2019, with a return engagement planned in 2020. He is Co-Founder and Director of New School of Music, a music conservatory with seven schools located throughout Georgia, which he co-founded with Mr. Rick Smith in 1997. NSM has an average enrollment of approximately 1200 students and has taught over one million music lessons and classes since its inception. Mr. Trocina previously served as Associate Conductor and board member of the Atlanta Wind Symphony from 1998-2003, and Music Director of Gwinnett Children's and Youth Orchestras from 1997-2006.

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