Phil Sims studied music at the undergraduate and graduate level at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He has held academic appointments to teach theory, musicianship, composition, and electronic music at the Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester, Mercer University, and Emory University. In recent years, Phil’s creative work has mainly focused on the creation of albums and sound design scores using a mix of acoustic and virtual instruments.

Diana Orozco is the cofounder and served as a Community Music Centers of Atlanta Director and faculty member since 2007.  She was also the full-time pre-primary-6th grade music teacher at The Children’s School in Midtown Atlanta from 2000-2013.  In addition to her experience at CMC Atlanta and The Children's School, she has taught on faculty, in workshops, and in summer day camps at a number of Atlanta area schools and programs, including the Montessori School at Emory, Rivers Academy and the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education.