Golden Note Award Winner: Andrea Knupp!


Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Congratulations to Andrea Knupp who was presented the Golden Note Award on May 16th. The Golden Note Award was established in 1979 to honor a Guild member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Guild and community. Our recipient has certainly done that over her years in the Guild.

Andrea joined the Guild in 2005 and has been an ever present member for music education and leadership for the Guild since that time. Soon after she joined, she began working to further promote our education programs, working on the Long Range Planning Committee to help develop the High School Partnership. She then chaired the High School Partnership program to make sure that it was implemented. She has chaired both the Elementary and Middle School Concerts, a large volunteer undertaking. Then she served as Vice President of Education for two year. Andrea was the President of the Guild for the 2015-16 year.  

But, education and leadership has not been her only focus in the Guild. She co-chaired the Homes Tour, worked on many Nominating and Long Range Committees and served as the Programs Chair for the Guild. In addition, she has served on several committees for the Presentation Ball and she just finished serving as one of the chairs for the 2018 Super Sale.

What brought Andrea to the Guild is her love for both music and education as she plays both the piano and violin. She taught pre-school and special needs pre-school children in Medway, Massachusetts for most of the 20 years she and her family lived there. She has a Bachelors and Masters degree in early childhood education and development from Michigan State University. 

Andrea is very active in her church, Saint Frances Episcopal. She sings in the choir, works on the annual book sale and leads the Stephen Ministry Program, a support and listening trained group for people with life issues. She is also active with Family Services of the Piedmont and is a past President of the Greensboro Newcomers Club.

Andrea has been married to her husband Ralph for 37 year and they have three children: Sarah, Peter and Allison, and six grandchildren.

Thank you to Andrea for your many years of service to the Greensboro Symphony Guild.