2017 has been a year of transition. Festival Director Jon Bohls stepped down in late 2016, after fifteen years with the ITF, and was replaced in an interim capacity by Dr. Steve Wolfinbarger, Professor of Trombone at Western Michigan University. Dr. Wolfinbarger previously served in this position during the 1990’s, so we were fortunate to have his experience and expertise on hand to support the Redlands crew. Many thanks to both Jon and Steve!
Picking up the directorship duties are Dr Karen Marston, of Mount San Antonio College (CA), and Dr. Justin Cook, of the University of Central Arkansas. Moving forward, Karen will serve as Festival Director, overseeing all aspects of programming, scheduling, and artist management, while Justin, working in the capacity of Festival Manager, will organize festival logistics, including exhibitors, facilities management, and student workers. Welcome, Karen and Justin!
As we say a grateful farewell to the leadership team of Dr. John Drew (President), Tom Plsek (Secretary), and Niels-Ole Bo Johansen (Treasurer) who also stepped down in 2017,
the ITF welcomes our incoming Board: Carol Jarvis (President), Dr. Bradley Palmer (Vice President), and Dr. Steve Wolfinbarger (Treasurer).