Who We Are

Nova Musical Trust is not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving our musical heritage.

Music Advisor

Cellist Sarah Paul has been living in the Atlanta, Georgia, area since 1996.
  She is the founder of Amati Chamber Music, a professional chamber ensemble that gives approximately sixty performances each year.  In addition, Ms. Paul has performed with area orchestras, including the Augusta, Macon, and Savannah Symphonies, and the Gwinnett Philharmonic.  Sarah Paul has been teaching cello lessons since 1988 and teaches twenty private cello students each week.  Prior to moving to Atlanta, Ms. Paul lived in the Washington, DC, area.  While there, she taught orchestra and cello at the Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, and she performed with the Arlington and Alexandria Symphonies and in the cello section with the Baltimore Opera.  
She also played chamber music with Con Brio!, A Musical Offering, the Crystal Strings, and the Strolling Strings. Sarah Paul studied at the Manhattan School of Music and is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore where she studied with Yehuda Hanani.

Media Advisor

Cary Parker splits his time between Atlanta, Georgia and Edinburgh, Scotland.  He is writer, director, and producer of a wide range of projects including
feature film
, television, theatre and multimedia.  He has worked with the BBC, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, and Channel 4 (United Kingdom).  As assistant professor at the University of Georgia he taught screenwriting, directing for stage and screen and co-founded the multimedia lab at the Department of Theatre and Film Studies.    Research interests include the relationship between sound and image on perception in cinema and emerging forms of interactive entertainment facilitated by the Internet. He is currently working with Nova Musical Trust as producer of the Yehuda Hanani Masterclass Series and teaching screenwriting at Edinburgh University.

Administrative/Legal Advisor

Charles Clonts has spent most of the past 20 years in Washington, DC, working for non-profit organizations and the U.S. House of Representatives.  As a Program Director at The Council for Excellence in Government, he managed the Congress to Campus Program (an educational program in which former Members of Congress made visits to universities and colleges to promote public service as a career and provide students with a practical view of the workings of government).  As a Program Consultant at the Aspen Institute, Charles managed retreat-style legislative education programs for members of Congress and the Virginia State Legislature.  He has also worked for two members of the U.S. House of Representatives as Chief of Staff, Legislative Counsel, and Legislative Assistant.