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
  • Dorsey Hammond, Corporate Sponsorships
  • Caitlin Patton

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

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee helps the Board of Directors oversee the financial health of the organization.

  • Elizabeth Gross, Chair
  • Turner Smith
  • J. Kirk Wade

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

Tenth Anniversary Celebration Committee

The Tenth Anniversary Celebration Committee is planning an event during the 2021 Festival to celebrate the NMF’s tenth season.

  • Beryl Kemp, Chair
  • Mary Anne Reynolds
  • Sandy Ryon

Youth Programming Committee

The Youth Programming Committee supports the Fiddlesticks! Youth Strings Program and other youth and community programming.

  • Sue Matthews, Chair
  • Betsy Babylon
  • Joan Buffone
  • Steve Croker
  • Caitlin Patton
  • Billie-Lynne Roberts