BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Peter Winik, President
Beth Colmery, Vice President
Neil Carlson, Secretary
Marc Moyers, Treasurer
Nanci F. Taylor
DESTINATION, COMMUNITY, ARTISTRY.
This is what makes the Wintergreen Music Festival an experience you’ll never forget. Professional musicians and artists join forces with aspiring student musicians and faculty every July through August.
Set among the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll hear classical, jazz, pop, and Broadway, plus there are cooking classes, seminars, and concerts at neighborhood wineries, cideries, and breweries. Wintergreen Music (formerly known as Wintergreen Performing Arts) produces high-quality symphonic and chamber concerts in addition to music education and outreach programs to infuse the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond with music year-round.
Wintergreen Music inspires, educates, and welcomes audiences, students, and professional musicians alike through the transformative power of music.
Wintergreen Music aspires always to:
Achieve excellence in musical performance and teaching;
Be nationally recognized as a top-tier summer classical music Festival and teaching Academy;
Be a model of inclusive and inviting community building through music making;
Draw audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally;
Attract world-class professional musicians from symphony orchestras and chamber music groups across the country; and
Recruit passionate and high-quality students to benefit from the Academy and become long-term members and supporters of the WM community.
At our best, we are a community that is:
Welcoming and Open-minded
Collaborative and Accountable
Inspirational and Aspirational
Welcoming and Open-minded by:
Seeking ways to expand and champion inclusiveness and fresh perspectives;
Presenting programs in formats and venues that attract a diverse range of audiences; and
Engaging with stakeholders.
Collaborative and Accountable by:
Considering the organization first, always;
Establishing partnerships throughout the region;
Honoring lessons learned with a forward-looking spirit of perfecting our mission;
Displaying humility in our actions with others;
Taking responsibility and encouraging a communal sense of ownership; and
Safeguarding our future through judicious management of resources.
Inspirational and Aspirational by:
Creating a nurturing and supportive environment for our professional, community, and student artists and administrators alike to challenge themselves;
Developing programs that inspire audiences and performers alike to champion music at Wintergreen and their home communities; and
Striving for excellence and encouraging others to do so.