Staff & Board of Directors

Elaine Lipton, Executive Director

Originally from New York’s Hudson Valley, Elaine earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Theatrical Production from Brandeis University. Following her undergraduate coursework, she received a prestigious Watson Fellowship to study traditional theater arts in Japan. She has also done graduate work in Museum Studies with a focus in costume and textile conservation. In her multifaceted career she has worked as a costume designer, follow-spot operator, textiles artist, curator, teacher, administrator, and grant-writer. She has lived in New York City, Japan, Europe and – since 1998 – Cape Cod. Besides the Festival, her husband Terry and her children Elliot and Jemma make sure that her life is always filled with music.

Artistic Directors

Jon Manasse
Jon Nakamatsu

Board of Directors

David B. Farer, President
Susan Hamilton, Vice President
Regina M. Mullen, Vice President
Florence Reif RichmanVice President
Lawrence M. Handley, Secretary
Inez D’Arcangelo, Treasurer

Nancy P. Barry
Sally Burns
Jean Entwistle
Marcia Glass
Bert Jackson
Leslie Nelson
Carol Ridker
Susan Rothwell

Associate Board of Directors

Dorothy Cone Blumberg
Deborah Geithner
Molly Hidden
Lee L. Kane
Fredric Levison
Amy jo Lipton
Anita Parker
Pamela N. Patrick
Judith Petersen
Sophie Sanders
Lyn Wilkinson

Members Emeriti

Clyde R. Claus
George Dillon (1922-2013)
Susan Goldsmith
Phillip Isenberg
J. Francesca C. Rullman (1924–2012)
Robert V.L. Wright

Artistic Advisors

Margo Garrett
Nicholas Kitchen
Brian Zeger
Bernard Greenhouse (1916-2011)