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Festival Mission and Leadership Council

Mission of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival

  1. To provide artistic and academic preparation for the most gifted graduate-level performers and composers from around the world under the tutelage of an international faculty
  2. To support and extend the Yale School of Music’s internationally recognized music programs by serving as a pedagogical and performance venue for faculty and fellows as well as provide opportunities for the development of special projects consistent with YSM activities
  3. To foster the creation of new chamber music through commissions, concerts, workshops, competitions and residencies for established and student composers from around the world
  4. To seek new possibilities for the international cultivation of chamber music through exchange programs as well as by developing new media and performance venues
  5. To invite audiences to discover, explore and appreciate chamber music through concerts, lectures, listening clubs, school programs and creative outreach activities

The Festival Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is an advisory board which works with the Director to advance the mission of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival through support, advocacy, participation in its educational activities and fundraising. Council members contribute in a variety of ways including helping to develop new audiences, implementing fund-raising initiatives and providing advice and counsel. The Dean of the Yale School of Music serves on the Leadership Council ex officio.

Council Members

Robert Blocker, Dean
Melvin Chen, Director
Joyce Ahrens
John Baumgardner
Kathleen Kelley
James Remis
Byron Tucker
Sukey Wagner