Board of Directors
Brett Walfish - President, Executive Director, and Co-Founder, Rushmore Music Festival
Dr. 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 of the Emerson String Quartet and Violin Faculty at Stony Brook University
Dr. Alevtina Smirnova - Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
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.
Dr. Ann Setzer - Violin faculty at Mannes School of Music and Juilliard Pre-College Division in New York City.