As Artistic Director for Wintergreen Performing Arts, Erin sets the artistic vision for the festival, academy, and year round activities. Located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Performing Arts produces a high-quality summer music festival featuring symphonic and chamber concerts, as well as other performing arts programs throughout the year.
Education is a major part of their mission, reflected both in the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy and in outreach programs for those living in the surrounding area. By attracting first-rate musicians to participate as performers and educators, they strive to enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike.
“When I was growing up, my family would go hiking and camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I remember well the yellow tent, the Oshkosh overalls, and the way the mountains changed colors depending on your perspective. It always seemed miraculous that something so green and striking up close appeared blue and comforting from a vantage point. I’m excited to bring to Wintergreen Performing Arts the same type of dual perspective as applied to music, theatre, dance, and visual arts – all within the beautiful Virginia Mountains.” – Erin