Announcing new Interim Program Director
Announcing new Interim Program Director

The James Dick Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Woodward as Interim Program Director of Round Top Festival Institute, with a one-year term running from August 1, 2022 to July 24, 2023. Alain Declert will, upon his semi-retirement, remain an advisor to the Festival Institute.

In this position Mr. Woodward will oversee the planning and implementation of the 2023 Round Top Music Festival and the 2023-24 August-April concert series.

“I am delighted that Joseph is joining us at Round Top Festival Institute,” says James Dick, Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival Institute. “He brings valuable experience in artistic planning from one of the country’s top orchestras, and I am certain that with his leadership the 2023 Festival will be a successful one. Especially as we embark on our second fifty years, Joseph will no doubt make important contributions to the long-term development of Festival Hill. All of us at Festival Hill look forward to working closely with Joseph in the months ahead.” Mr. Woodward brings a wealth of experience in symphonic artistic planning to the Round Top Festival. Between 2017 and 2021, he was a member of the artistic planning staff at the San Francisco Symphony, where he worked closely with artists such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Esperanza Spalding and Nico Muhly on strategic plan and artistic vision, helped launch the SF Symphony’s new virtual concert platform during the pandemic, oversaw the SF Symphony’s Summer, Film, Cultural and Special programs, and was an integral part of the SF Symphony’s diversity, equity and inclusion plan.

Mr. Woodward is currently a candidate for Master of Business Administration at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.