Mentor teaching staff of the Hot Springs Music Festival

Annie Chalex Boyle, violin

Annie Chalex Boyle is currently an Assistant Professor of Violin at Texas Tech University.  She is internationally recognized as a chamber musician, soloist, and teacher.  Her playing has been hailed by critics as “brilliant” (Kalamazoo Gazette) and “eloquent and poignant” (The San Antonio Express Journal).  Ms. Chalex Boyle has won prizes at the Seventeen Magazine/General […]

Jenny Mann, bassoon

Jenny Mann is Assistant Professor of Bassoon at The University of Alabama.  She is also Principal Bassoonist with the Tuscaloosa Symphony and an active performer in regional orchestras and chamber ensembles.  In addition to her teaching, Dr. Mann coordinates the thriving Chamber Music Program at The University of Alabama, which incorporates extensive educational outreach experiences. […]

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, Music Director and Principal 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 […]