The Board of the Great Waters Music Festival located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire is pleased to announce that Cheryll Andrews of New Durham has been appointed as its new Executive Director. She began work immediately after the start of the new year and is very excited about her new role.
Ms. Andrews brings her enthusiasm, her unique mix of skills and her passion for music to the organization as it approaches its 25th anniversary. She has spent more than 20 years working in event management, corporate media sales and non-profit fundraising. As Development Director of the American Heart Association located in Waltham, MA she was responsible for building new and rebuilding existing donor relationships, increasing the number of active volunteers by providing coordination and direction for execution of activities, and managing every aspect of the Go Red for Women Campaign.
Ms. Andrews is also an accomplished singer and has been a member of the non-profit NH Master Chorale since it was founded in 2003. She is currently a member of its emeritus board and plays an active role in the organization. She has also sung with the Great Waters Festival Chorus on a number of occasions.
In her new position, Ms. Andrews will oversee all aspects of Great Waters. In 2019, the Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary and Ms. Andrews will work closely with the Board of Directors to plan for that event. She and the board will also begin a new strategic planning process this spring to set the direction for the next twenty-five years of the organization.
The Great Waters Music Festival is dedicated to presenting outstanding musical performances for those living in and visiting the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Tickets for the 2018 season will go on sale when the newly designed website is unveiled in early February.