John Lawless: “No One Wants to Hear You Say How Good You Are; Just Play!”
John Lawless is the principal timpanist for the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, Georgia Symphony, Columbus (GA) Symphony, and the Johns Creek Symphony. He held this position in the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra for 21 seasons. John started subbing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1978 and still plays, tours, and records with them to this day. This year marks John’s 25th year as Director of Percussion Studies at Kennesaw State University.