About the NMF


Advertising Committee

The Advertising Committee sells Festival Guide advertising each season.

  • Beryl Kemp, Chair

Development Committee

The Development Committee handles all fundraising. The Development Committee plans the annual gala, annual appeal letter, and all other development activities.

  • Turner Smith, Chair
  • Susan Baisley

Diversity Committee

The mission of the Diversity Committee is to increase racial diversity amongst our musicians, our audience members, and our board and committee structures for the National Music Festival. 

  • Michelle Humphreys, Chair
  • Elizabeth Gross
  • Dorsey Hammond
  • Bruce Hartwig
  • Bob Johnson
  • Sue Matthews
  • Caitlin Patton
  • Leslie Raimond
  • Richard Rosenberg
  • Charles Taylor
  • Ellsworth Tolliver

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee provides snacks for musicians as well as food, flowers and decorations for Festival parties and receptions.

  • Barbara Brown, Co-Chair
  • Kurt Smith, Co-Chair
  • Maryceleste Alexander
  • Barbara Brown
  • Frank Creegan
  • Pat Diedrichs
  • Suzanne Fisher
  • Bob Fox
  • Holly Geddes
  • Connie Hartwig
  • Bruce Hartwig
  • Suzanne Kastendike
  • Bonnie Keating
  • Margo Long
  • Ralph Morgan
  • Vida Morley
  • Debbie Nevins
  • Beth Ostrander
  • John Ostrander
  • Rita Premo
  • Alice Ritchie
  • Phyllis Roberts
  • Stephanie Spangler
  • Linda Verbeck

Housing Committee

The Housing Committee recruits local families to host musicians.

  • Bruce Hartwig, Chair
  • Sally Borghardt
  • Muriel Cole
  • Suzanne Fischer
  • Elizabeth Gross
  • Suzanne Kastendike
  • Bonnie Keating
  • Beryl Kemp
  • Sue Matthews
  • Caitlin Patton
  • Mary Anne Reynolds
  • Sandy Ryon
  • Stephanie Spangler
  • Andrew Wierda

Marketing Committee

All marketing and publicity activities are the domain of the Marketing Committee, including printed materials such as brochures and posters, press releases, advertising and more.

  • Charles Taylor, Chair
  • Bob Johnson
  • Judy Berman
  • Caitlin Patton
  • Sandy Ryon
  • Lolli Sherry