EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL APPOINTS NEW BOARD PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, AND ELECTS TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS
GREENSBORO, N.C. (October 1, 2019) – Eastern Music Festival (EMF), Greensboro’s nationally recognized classical music festival and summer educational program, is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Tuttle as board president, D. Alan “Al” Stephens as vice president, and the election of two new members to the EMF Board of Directors.
Melanie Tuttle is the founder of Tuttle Law, PLLC, and will serve a two-year term as board president. Al Stephens is the owner of Moore Music Company and will also serve a two-year term as vice president. New board members elected to a three-year term include Ronnie S. Grabon, founder of R.S. Grabon Consulting, Inc., and Neil Belenky, an independent executive coach. Dr. Timothy Lane will continue on the board as Immediate Past President.
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“I am honored to welcome Ronnie and Neil as new board members and congratulate Melanie and Al for their continued leadership on our board,” said EMF executive director Chris Williams. “These individuals bring expertise, insight, and a depth of dedication to EMF and our greater cultural community.”
EMF’s Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the music, medical, business, academic, legal, and volunteer communities of the Triad. It is the Board of Directors’ responsibility to provide guidance and oversight in the direction and operation of the Festival, as well as to sustain support and audience awareness each season. “I am both excited and pleased to serve as board president of EMF, an important cultural and educational gem in our community that is known and respected worldwide,” noted Melanie Tuttle, new board president of EMF.
Eastern Music Festival concluded its 58th season in July, and planning is already underway for its 59th season, June 27 – August 1, 2020, in Greensboro, NC.
About Eastern Music Festival:
For almost six decades, Eastern Music Festival (EMF) has been produced each summer on the campus of Guilford College, UNCG, and other venues in the Greensboro area. EMF is distinguished by its accomplished faculty, exhilarating repertoire, and world-renowned visiting artists. A powerful teaching institution, EMF provides encouragement and guidance to over 265 young musicians from across the country and around the globe as they take their first steps towards careers in the performing arts. During EMF’s five-week annual season (June 27 – August 1, 2020), the Festival presents more than 65 concerts under the artistic direction of Gerard Schwarz. In addition, 30-plus outreach performances are performed throughout the region. For more information, visit easternmusicfestival.org.