Transcendent and immersive musical experiences that spark joy,
challenge the mind, and ignite the spirit.


Enable artists and inquisitive audiences to engage with one another around adventurous programming in the intimate setting of Ojai and reach out beyond the Festival and the Ojai community throughout the year to connect with broader audiences.

Board of Directors
David Nygren, Chairman of the Board
Cathryn Krause, Secretary
Jerry Eberhardt, Treasurer
Sandra Buechley
Bret Bradigan
Michele Brustin
NancyBell Coe
James Drummy
Stephan Farber
Frederick B. Fisher, AIA, FAAR
Judith Hale Norris
Michael Gorfaine
David Oxtoby
Barry Sanders
Barry Schifrin, MD
Maurice Singer
Bridget Tsao Brockman
Merrill Williams

Artistic Director
Chad Smith

Jamie Bennett

Board of Governors
William J. Shanbrom, Co‐Chair
Kate Barnhart, Co‐Chair
Olin Barrett
Margaret Bates
Sue Bienkowski
Steven Block
Hyon Chough
Jill Cohen
William Cooney
William Duxler
Constance Eaton
Ruth Eliel
Bernard A. Greenberg
Greg Grinnell
Scott Johnson
Moe Krabbe
Leslie Lassiter
Raulee Marcus
Sharon McNalley
Pamela Melone
Richard Prins
Abby Sher
Greg Smith
Connie Steensma
Esther Wachtell
Jane Weirick
Barbara Delaune Warren

Directors Emeritus
Rick Gould, MD
Joan Kemper
Stephen J.M. Morris


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