Lachlan McBane, Music Director

Lachlan McBane has been a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra viola section since 1998, serving as Acting Assistant Principal during the 2007-09 seasons. Before coming to Atlanta, Mr. McBane served as Principal Violist of the Nashville Symphony and has also been a member of the San Diego Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Toledo Symphony, and Springfield (IL) Symphony.

Lachlan studied performance and music education at Bowling Green (OH) State University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of Robert Vernon, longtime Principal Violist of The Cleveland Orchestra. He also studied violin, cello, trombone, and electric bass.

He has toured with Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, and Cece Winans, and can be heard on albums by artists as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma, Mark O'Connor and Bruce Springsteen.

A member of the American String Teachers Association, he has twice been an adjudicator for ASTA’s National Solo Competition. Lachlan has been a faculty member for the ASO’s Talent Development Program, and is Artistic Director of Franklin Pond Chamber Music’s Fall Into Spring student chamber music program during the school year.

Lachlan founded BRAVO Homeschool Strings, which provides string orchestras for homeschoolers, after starting and directing a homeschool strings program in Gwinnett County for 2 years. In 2010 and 2012 he was music director for Stringsational, the statewide orchestra festival for Georgia homeschoolers.