The mission of Siletz Bay Music Festival is to bring multi-genre world class music performed by outstanding musicians to the Central Oregon Coast; to reach across race, culture, age, social and economic barriers, to uplift and educate all people seeking extraordinary musical experiences.
Siletz Bay Music Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. EIN# 45-2668175
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law
The Siletz Bay Music Festival has grown from an intimate chamber music series to becoming a centerpiece of cultural life on the Central Oregon Coast, bringing great chamber and orchestral music, jazz and added surprises to throngs of Lincoln City residents and visitors for more than two weeks each summer. While the Festival has changed, the constant has been the devotion of our audiences.
We are the only on-going music festival in the region that brings together more than 65 extraordinary musicians from all over the globe, participating in a variety of musical genres. Under the guidance of Artistic Director, Yaacov Bergman, we continue to create new and exciting programming with a proven mix of classical favorites, unique, eclectic, cutting-edge musical selections, family-friendly and theatre events.
Yaacov Bergman, Artistic Director and Conductor, has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Siletz Bay Music Festival from its founding. Maestro Bergman is also Music Director of the Walla Walla Symphony, Music Director of the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and former Music Director of the Colorado Springs Symphony, the New York Heritage Chamber Orchestra, and the 92nd St. Y Symphonic Workshop Orchestra in New York City. He has conducted in Osaka and Kobe, Japan; Vienna, Austria; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Buffalo, San Diego, West Virginia, Redlands, and Brooklyn, in the United States, and in Israel and Denmark. email@example.com
Shellie Stuart, Executive Director, traveled the world before deciding Lincoln City, Oregon was the absolute best place to be. She grew up in Puyallup, Washington and studied at Washington State University and La Universidad de las Americas in Mexico, where she obtained degrees in Linguistics, Education, and Foreign Languages and Literature. Early in her career she taught English in Japan and then high school Spanish and Japanese near Seattle. Most recently she led the nonprofit Georgia Council for International Visitors, where she oversaw the design of professional visits to the state of Georgia for current and emerging world leaders. She has extensive nonprofit leadership experience including strategic planning, board management, fundraising, budgeting, and volunteer development.
Arguably the most musically-inclined in a non-musical family, as a child Shellie would wake up singing and sing all day long until her brothers begged her to stop. These days she limits her singing to the shower. She owns 11 ukuleles but still can’t manage to play a song all the way through. Shellie is in awe of the incredible musical talent arriving on the Oregon Coast every September during the Siletz Bay Music Festival, and is thrilled at the opportunity to work behind the scenes to ensure world class music remains front and center in Lincoln City. firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlier in his career, Eric held financial management roles at both Fox Broadcasting and The Walt Disney Company. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in Detroit, where he earned his CPA certification. Eric received his B.A. in Accounting from Michigan State University.
After the birth of his 2nd daughter, Estelle, Eric co-founded a non-profit in Pasadena called Club Twentyone Learning and Resource Center, which has grown to become Los Angeles’ largest organization serving the educational and developmental needs of individuals with Down syndrome. Eric has served on the board of Club 21 since its’ inception both as both Board Chair (for approx 5 years) and now as Treasurer. The organization recently celebrated its 13th anniversary.
Eric is based in Pasadena, CA, where he lives with his wife and two daughters and he spends as much time as he can in Lincoln City, OR.
Advisors to the Board
Martha J. Payne
Welcome to the Siletz Bay Music Festival!
As President of our Board of Directors I’m delighted to share with you the accomplishments of our Festival and our exciting outlook for 2019 and beyond.
The Festival is a community treasure, bringing exceptional music performances and education to the Central Oregon Coast. The organization has been in existence since 2010 and 2020 will mark our 10 Year Anniversary.
Our 2018 Festival Season was the most well attended ever and tallied over 2500 attendees over 16 performances, including three free community concerts. Over 60 world renowned musicians performed during the Festival at the direction of our Maestro and Artistic Director Yaacov Bergman.
Our goals for 2019 and beyond include an ambitious program guided by Executive Director Karin Moss. Some of our plans include:
- Working to deepen audience and community engagement with increased marketing in the local and regional arts community. Our beautiful new website has debuted, created by Karin Moss and Michael Lee.
- Strengthening key partnerships with businesses, schools and other arts and cultural organizations.
- Continuing to present concert programming reflecting a mixture of musical genres to appeal to a wide range of audience interests. This includes TWO Tapas Programs for Summer 2019.
- Improving the financial health of the Festival via grants, donor and patron development and enhanced marketing efforts.
The Siletz Bay Music Festival is a vibrant, strong and thriving organization, thanks to talented performers, committed staff and volunteers and our appreciative audiences. Thank you for your patronage. With your continued support, we look forward to bringing even more great performances to our region for many years to come.