EMF Board Elects Dr. Timothy Lane as New Chair

dr-tim-lane-october-2016“Retired Greensboro physician Dr. Timothy W. Lane has been elected chair of the board of directors for Eastern Music Festival effective Oct. 1, 2016. He succeeds Fred B. Starr of High Point who remains on the board as past chair.

“Fred has led EMF through a period of significant growth and has focused the organization’s sights on long-term fiscal stability,” said EMF’s Executive Director Chris Williams. “We will always be indebted to Fred for his insight, his business acumen and his dedication to EMF.”

Lane, who has been in leadership roles with EMF as a board member for a number of terms and has long supported the classical music festival, most recently served as EMF’s treasurer.

“I welcome the opportunity to lead this highly revered organization. The Festival is truly a treasure not only to the arts communities of Greensboro and the Triad, but to the entire state of North Carolina. I am honored to continue the work that Fred has begun,” Lane said.

With the election of Lane as chair, EMF also elected new board members Jacquie Lyons Gilliam, Dr. Michael Norins, Cliff Thompson and Leslye Samet Tuck, all of Greensboro. The board also confirmed the re-election of former board members Jackie Humphrey and Don McMillion, both of Greensboro.

EMF’s board recognized the hard work and leadership of Wayne Dallas of Winston-Salem and Dr. Joseph Bauer and Dr. Bernfried Messner of Greensboro, who rotated off the board.

2017 EMF Executive Board

Dr. Timothy W. Lane – Chair
Steve Mitchem – Vice Chair
Melanie Tuttle – Secretary
Cliff Thompson – Treasurer
Fred Starr – Past Chair

2017 EMF Board Members
Dr. William P. Carroll
John Davis
Jayne Ericourt
Chris Fulk
Jacquie Gilliam
Javier Gomez
Jay Gwatkin
Jackie Humphrey
David Huskins
Caroline Jones
Don McMillion
Dr. Michael Norins
Linda O’Briant
Sylvia Samet
Dabney Sanders
Judith Saxton
Amy Sloane-Pinel
Cliff Thompson
Leslye Samet Tuck
Sarah Warmath

About Eastern Music Festival
Eastern Music Festival, which was begun in 1961 in Greensboro, stands among the nation’s premier summer music educational programs and most imaginative performance festivals. For the 2016 season, EMF presented over 65 performances in venues throughout the Triad such as Temple Emanuel, Greensboro’s First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro’s public libraries as well as concerts at Guilford College, UNC Greensboro, High Point University and Appalachian State University. EMF attracts artists, students and audiences from around the globe to Greensboro each summer during its five-week festival. Beyond the Festival, EMF produces and presents Fringe series and other programming through the year.

Eastern Music Festival will return June 24- July 29, 2017, for its 56th season!