About Wintergreen Performing Arts


Located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Performing Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that produces a high-quality summer music festival featuring symphonic and chamber concerts, as well as other performing arts programs throughout the year. Education is a major part of its mission, reflected both in the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy and in outreach programs for those living in the surrounding area. By attracting first-rate musicians to participate as performers and educators, Wintergreen Performing Arts strives to enrich the lives of all–residents and visitors alike–who share the unique Wintergreen experience.


  • Dale R. Weigel, President
  • John W. Bates III, Vice President
  • Janet R. Jones, Secretary
  • Ardin Goss, Treasurer
  • Neil Carlson
  • James R. Clark
  • Beth Colmery
  • Mary Ellen Condon-Rall
  • Bobbi Dunn
  • Carolyn Frahm
  • David L. Litchfield, MD
  • Nanci F. Taylor
  • Susan Thomas
  • Edith Wittig van Wageningen
  • Peter Winik
  • Hank Thiess, ex officio, Wintergreen Resort



This is what makes the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy an experience you’ll never forget. Professional musicians and artists join forces with aspiring student musicians and faculty from July 8 through August 6, 2017, with free Preview days July 5-7; this season, we celebrate “The Fountain of Youth”.

Set among the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll hear classical, jazz, pop, and Broadway, plus there are cooking classes, seminars, and concerts at neighborhood wineries, cideries, and breweries. Wintergreen Performing Arts produces high-quality symphonic and chamber concerts in addition to music education and outreach programs to infuse the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond with music year-round. 

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