Paula Krupiczewicz, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Viola Performance at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She holds a Master of Music from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Music from Western Michigan University. As an active violist, Paula has presented solo recitals, collaborated on chamber recitals, and performed with symphony orchestras throughout Georgia, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Ohio, and Michigan. Dr. Krupiczewicz has held the position of orchestra director at North Cobb H.S. in Kennesaw, Georgia since 2008. During her tenure at North Cobb H.S., the orchestra program has grown from 70 students to over 140 students. Many of her students participate in the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Youth Symphony, GMEA District 12 Honors Orchestra and GMEA All-State Orchestra. In March 2016, North Cobb H.S.’s Chamber Orchestra will be participating in the ASTA National Orchestra Festival in Tampa Bay, Florida.