Savannah Music Festival (Co-Commissioner)

Now in its 28th season, Savannah Music Festival (SMF) is Georgia’s largest musical arts event and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences of all ages through engagement with the musical arts, SMF advances its vision through an array of musical performances that include dance, film, and narrative programs. The festival operates year-round to produce youth concerts, lectures, in-school touring programs, an annual high school jazz band competition and festival, as well as a weekly radio series, recordings, and other online and digital initiatives. SMF stages original, one-time only productions, premieres, and double-bills, including many commissioned works. SMF has made collaboration a priority and works with organizations including the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, Telfair Museums, Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, HSF/Davenport House Museum, Creative Coast, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah Stopover Festival, and a variety of the City’s houses of worship including Temple Mickve Israel, Christ Church Episcopal, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and Trinity United Methodist Church, all of which have helped to draw record numbers of tourists and locals alike with each consecutive year since 2003.