Chesapeake Music brings renowned musicians to delight, engage and surprise today's audiences, and educate, inspire and develop tomorrow's.
HOW WE OPERATE
Chesapeake Music is governed by a Board of Directors which meets regularly, with responsibility for the financial health of the organization, and overall policy and strategic direction. The board is a volunteer board.
Throughout the year, volunteers work in the areas of communications, marketing, publications, arranging housing and meals for artists, selling tickets and advertisements, raising money, and staffing concerts and other events. Volunteers contribute an estimated 2,500 hours annually to the organization.
Two part-time staff people – Donald Buxton, the Founding Executive Director, and Lois Campbell, Assistant to the Executive Director manage the day-to-day activities of Chesapeake Music.
Programming decisions and the selection of artists to perform are made each year by the organization’s three Artistic Directors, J. Lawrie Bloom and Marcy Rosen for the Chamber Music Festival, and Monty Alexander for the Jazz Festival. All of the participating musicians in Chesapeake Music’s programs are world renowned players who have appeared as soloists or in ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. One of the programs, the International Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition engages a distinguished international Advisory Board and Panel of Judges. Winners and Finalists have gone on to receive other prestigious awards and have launched professional careers.