Mentor teaching staff of the Hot Springs Music Festival

Lynn Payette, chorus director

LYNN PAYETTE was appointed Festival Chorus Director in 2011.  A native of Wheaton, Illinois she graduated with performing and academic honors from Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State Universities. She studied choral conducting with Dr David Nott and has been mentored in conducting and song-leading by Alice Parker. She works extensively with singers of all ages. […]

Peter Bay, conductor

Peter Bay became Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra in 1998. He is also Music Director of the Hot Springs Music Festival in Arkansas, and Conductor of the Big Sky Festival Orchestra in Montana. Maestro Bay has appeared with seventy different orchestras including the National, Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Baltimore, New […]

Laura Rosenberg, arts administration

Laura S. Rosenberg has had a 35-year career in arts administration, during which she co-founded and directed the Hot Springs Music Festival (where she currently serves as arts administration mentor), served as Executive Director of Earplay, Director of Concert Activities for Northwestern University, Director of Production for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Artistic […]

Sean Kelly, production management

SEAN KELLY (production management) has been an Air Force pilot, wellhead geologist, waiter, cook, bartender, bouncer, environmental consultant, and presently serves as an Emergency Response Coordinator for the State of Texas. Raised in a military family, he has lived from Virginia to California to Michigan to Texas. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans. A […]

Deborah Fleisher, harp

DEBORAH FLEISHER began harp studies with her grandmother, Nettie Druzinsky, at age seven. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Marilyn Costello and received an Artists Diploma from the Peabody Institute as a student of Ruth Inglefield. Deborah also worked with Alice Chalifoux and Gloria Agostini. She was […]

Matthew McClung, percussion

MATTHEW McCLUNG (percussion: matthew.mcclung@tamucc.edu). Equally at home with orchestral, solo, and chamber music, Dr. Matthew McClung has appeared with a wide variety of prestigious ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. He has performed with the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, the Hawaii Opera Theater, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras […]