Outgoing Board President Betsy Chess at closing night reception.

Outgoing Board President Betsy Chess cutting the cake
at the Season 21 closing night reception

Season 22 Update:
Festival 2016 is moving to July!
(Stay tuned for details)

New Board President Doug Wied

We have a new Board President!

Music-loving Banker Assumes Presidency
of the Ventura Music Festival Board. Read press release

to support Season 22 concerts
and education programs.

See Season 21 Archives for photo memories of the 2015 Season.

In the News:
Festival Artistic Director, Nuvi Mehta
on the healing power of music at TEDx San Diego,
with guitarist Pepe Romero

VMF logo art

Executive Director Search

October 5th, 2015

Dear Friends,
The Ventura Music Festival Board has recently concluded a productive year-long organizational assessment that resulted both in a renewed vision for going forward and, we believe, in a sustainable budget. The vision includes moving the Festival from May to July, which is viewed as a more optimum time for music Festivals, and also provides for a pre-Festival series of more intimate concerts and events designed to bring our supporters closer to VMF, one another and the music. We're excited about the changes and feel ready to commence our search for a new full-time Executive Director.

Susan Scott, our wonderful "Consultant to the Festival" has helped lead us through this important year of assessment, decision-making and renewal. While she continues to work hard on VMF plans for the coming Season, she is eager to move on to her next assignment and see VMF welcome a new ED. Please join us in thanking her and in supporting our search if you can.

Doug Wied,
Board President

Click here for
ED job announcement

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