Festival Directors

Since 1970, the Oregon Bach Festival has celebrated the music and legacy of J.S. Bach, in an unequalled environment of performance, discovery, and community, during the refreshing early summer of the Pacific Northwest.

Our mission is to inspire the human spirit through the art of music.

Perhaps the most influential and critically acclaimed platform for Bach’s music in America, the Festival forges connections between people through a love of great music. Meet the people who make it happen.

 

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John Evans

  • President & General Director
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Matthew Halls

  • Artistic Director
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Helmuth Rilling

  • Director Emeritus
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Royce Saltzman

  • Director Emeritus

 

Program Directors

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Anton Armstrong

  • Director, SFYCA
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Paul Jacobs

  • Director, Organ Institute
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Robert Kyr

  • Director, Composers Symposium
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Edward Maclary

  • Director, Master Class in Conducting
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Sharon J. Paul

  • Director, Choral Teachers Workshop
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Kathy Saltzman Romey

  • Chorus Master

OBF Staff

Artistic Administration

 

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Michael Anderson

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Dave Goudy

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Sarah Robey


 

Development

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Nathan Bick

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Patti Beardsley

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Cassie Bates


 

Marketing and Communications


 

Festival Operations

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Sandy Cummings

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Elin England

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Lauren Pinchin


 

Seasonal Operations Staff

Linda Ackerman

  • Artist Liaison Coordinator

Rick Blake

  • Beall Hall Technical Director

Amy Goeser Kolb

  • Orchestra Manager

Greg Hamilton

  • Orchestra Librarian

George Larson

  • Chorus Manager

Craig McKenzie

  • Hult Center Technical Director

Joshua Neckels

  • Beall Hall and Tour Stage Manager

Gail Norris

  • Festival Operations Coordinator

Spice Walker

  • Marketing & Communications Assistant

Design, Development & Photography

RBL Interactive

Dave Gill

  • Creative Director / Graphic Design

Jon Christopher Meyers


Upcoming Events

26 Jun
Intro to Monteverdi Vespers

Soreng Theater

26 Jun
Monteverdi Vespers

Silva Concert Hall

27 Jun
Oregon Brass Society

Soreng Theater