We are launching our search today for a new Executive Director. Our current Executive Director, Jody Woos, is leaving the Festival in order to pursue new opportunities. Jody took on the leadership of the organization in June 2013. She has contributed enormously to the success of the Festival and to its dramatic expansion of programming since 2013. We would like to thank Jody for all that she has done to build the organization, and wish her the very best in all of her future endeavors.

Jody says: It has been my privilege to work for the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Artistic Directors Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien, Resident Composer David Serkin Ludwig, and the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival Board. I am especially proud that since I began as Executive Director we have expanded our in-school ONE Strings Program, added co-presentations with the Flynn Center to our annual calendar of events, and created a variety of student events during the summer Festival. I greatly look forward to staying involved as an audience member and to the many marvelous adventures ahead for LCCMF.

This transition presents the Festival, now in its 12th 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; online courses with 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 2021 and the years ahead. The new head of our leadership team will be instrumental in all of this, and Artistic Directors Soovin Kim and Gloria Chien and the Board of Directors are confident that we will find just the right person!

We encourage you to share this information with anyone you think would be a great candidate for the Festival! You can find the job listing on our website.

April 3, 2021