We are launching our search today for a new Executive Director. Robert Whipple has served as Executive Director for the past year but will be relocating for a new position with Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Festival. Jody Woos, LCCMF’s Executive Director from 2013-2021, will serve as Interim Director until our new hire is completed. Jody contributed enormously to the success of the Festival during her leadership and to its dramatic expansion of programming. Robert continued to strengthen its operations and organization. We are deeply grateful for the contributions of both and we wish Robert great success in his new position.

This transition presents the Festival, now in its 13th year, with a wonderful opportunity to take stock of where we are now and where we are going. We are examining how we can best enhance our post-pandemic organization and Festival, while continuing to present the finest quality programming and serve the needs of our community. Our recent successes – our virtual and radio August 2020 Festival; our return to a live 2021 Festival; online courses with Resident Composer David Ludwig; co-commissioning our first chamber opera; increased national visibility with Performance Today broadcasts; and our first NEA grant – are fueling us all as we look forward to 2022 and the years ahead. LCCMF recently released the program for its 2022 Summer Festival, taking place August 20-28 at various locations throughout Burlington with internationally acclaimed musicians, composers, and educators. Co-Artistic Directors Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim, Interim Director Jody Woos, and the Board and Volunteers of LCCMF, will be instrumental to this transition, and to making the 2022 Festival a stimulating, expansive experience.

We encourage you to share this information with anyone you think would be a great candidate for the Festival! Interested candidates for the Executive Director position at LCCMF should visit www.lccmf.org/jobs.

May 16, 2022