Board of Directors

Brett Walfish - President, Executive Director, and Co-Founder, Rushmore Music Festival

Katie Smirnova - Secretary, Artistic Director, and Co-Founder, Rushmore Music Festival

William Kass - Treasurer, Assistant Director, Rushmore Music Festival

Dr. Duane Abata - Professor of Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Dr. Amy Fuqua - Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Black Hills State University

Dr. Christopher Hahn - Assistant Professor of Music, Black Hills State University

Philip Setzer - Violinist, Emerson String Quartet

Dr. Alevtina Smirnova - Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology


Advisory Board

Daniel Heifetz - Founder and Artistic Director of the Heifetz International Music Institute

Hagai Shaham - Violin Professor at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University & Stony Brook University in New York.