Dr. Mark Sholl has been the director of orchestras at Hilliard Davidson High School and Music Coordinator for the Hilliard City Schools for the past twenty-three years. His responsibilities include conducting three orchestras at Davidson High School and overseeing the music budget and staffing for 13 elementary schools, two 6th grade schools, three middle schools and three high schools. Dr. Sholl is also the past President of the Ohio Orchestra and String Teachers Association. He currently serves on the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Board and is their Education Committee Chair. Dr. Sholl is the music director of the Columbus Symphony Cadet Orchestra, one of four levels of youth orchestras associated with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his tenure with the Hilliard Schools, Dr. Sholl was the Orchestra and Assistant Band Director at Grove City High School for six years, where he won the National Sallie Mae Teaching Award. Dr. Sholl has also conducted numerous ensembles at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. In 2011 he received the Ohio Music Education Association Outstanding Music Teacher of the Year award. In 2016 he received the Ohio State University Loadman Award for his dissertation entitled: Maintaining Administrative Support for Public School Fine Arts Programs in an Era of High Stakes Testing and Accountability. Dr. Sholl is the current orchestra columnist for the OMEA Triad. HE studied at The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Ferris State University, The University of Michigan, Where he received his Bachelor of Music, and The Ohio State University where he received his Master of Arts and his Ph.D.
Ginny Faulkner-Asst. Director: Chamber A, Chamber B, & Symphony
As Orchestra Director at Weaver Middle School and Assistant Director at Davidson High School, Ginny Faulkner is currently in her sixteenth year of teaching strings at the Hilliard City Schools. She teaches grades six through twelve in three different schools in the district. Previously she taught for three years in the Delaware City Schools. She has served as the manager for the Columbus Symphony Cadet Orchestra and assistant for the Columbus Children's Community Orchestra. In addition, she has taught for the Worthington Chamber Music Connection and for the Suzuki Music center of Central Ohio. She had been a director and counselor for the OOSTA Middle school Orchestra Camp. In 2011, Mrs. Faulkner won the OOSTA Public School Teacher of the Year award. In addition, she is past Secretary of OOSTA. A violinist and pianist, Mrs. Faulkner has performed with the central Ohio Symphony Orchestra and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She has both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from The Ohio State University.
Caitlin Bartholic-Asst. Director: Chamber A
Caitlin Bartholic is a 2003 graduate of Davidson High School and an 2007 Graduate of Bowling Green State University. She received her Masters Degree from Ohio State in the Summer of 2013 . While at Bowling Green, Miss Bartholic was a music education major with a specialty in strings. She was a regular studio piano accompanist for several of the performance studios at BGSU. Her major instrument is the violin. She has studied violin with Dr. Robert Gillespie, and Dr. Penny Kruse. Miss Bartholic's duties in the Hilliard City Schools includes directing the orchestra programs at Tharp Sixth Grade School and assisting at Weaver Middle School and Davidson High School with their orchestras.