Grace Bell Named Director of Admissions & Operations

The Festival is happy to announce that Grace Bell has been named Director of Admissions & Operations. Bell, who has been with the Festival for the past year as Development Associate, said “I’m honored to serve as the Director of Admissions and Operations at such an exceptional music festival.”

Grace Bell, a native of Blue Hill, Maine, grew up attending concerts at Kneisel Hall, which inspired her cello studies and love of chamber music. Before joining the Festival, Bell worked in development at Bates College for four years. At Bates, she worked with alumni volunteers to plan and execute class giving and engagement strategies, and managed marketing, logistics, and programming for Reunion events. Bell received her B.A. from Middlebury College in 2013.

“I look forward to working with our dedicated board, faculty, and staff to advance the Festival’s commitment to extraordinary music education and to continue its tradition of artistic excellence,” said Bell. “Chamber music has always been an important part of my life, and it’s a privilege to be part of an organization that supports and inspires the next generation of chamber musicians and composers.”

“We are very excited to have Grace on the Festival team leading our admissions efforts. Her experience and skills will undoubtedly lead to a successful tenure,” says Daniel Nitsch, the Festival’s Executive Director.