ABOUT US

Our mission is to inspire you with engaging experiences of the arts.

Timucua Arts Foundation is a multi-faceted arts and education institution, presenting concerts and festivals, operating the unique and intimate Timucua venue, and delivering education and wellness programming to people of all ages.

Timucua’s distinctive integration of the performing and visual arts has carved a niche for high-level, accessibly-priced programming in an intimate venue.

 

Our values are rooted in community service, inclusivity, education, excellence, and sustainability

 

Our core belief The Arts Belong to Everyone is embodied in an expansive performance schedule unique in Central Florida, encompassing internationally-acclaimed jazz artists, indigenous and folkloric music and dance, contemporary classical music, avant-garde improvisation, film, site-specific theater, and more, all while visual artists work live on stage.

Board of Directors

 

President
Mimi Hwang

Vice-President
Ed Whalley
Chief Financial Officer
Anthros, Inc.

Secretary
Kimberly Cohen

Treasurer
Jim Moody

Immediate Past President
Geanne Share

 

Directors

 

Lawrence Haber, Esq
Business, Entertainment
and Intellectual Property Attorney

Heather Harris-Keliiheleua
Assistant Vice President
Talent Strategy at Orlando Health

Davey Jay, Esq.
Principal
Davey Jay Law

Vanaja Ragavan CEO
Aviana Molecular Technologies, LLC

Olivia Share
Associate Attorney
Nelson Mullins

Wendy Wallenberg
Producer Brian Minnich Photography, Inc.

Co-Founders Emeritus

 

Elaine Corriveau
Co-Founder
Director Emeritus
Musician & Educator

Benoit Glazer
Co-Founder
Chair Emeritus
Music Director
Cirque du Soleil,
La Nouba (1998-2017)

 

Staff

 

Leah Nash
Executive Director

Benoit Glazer
Artistic Director

Enrique Wiedemann
Marketing Director

Jean-Marie Glazer
House Manager
Customer Relations

 

Programming Committee

 

Erik Branch
Central Florida Composers Forum Liaison

Benoit Glazer
Chair

Matt Gorney
Jazz Chair

Suliman Tekalli
Classical/Contemporary Chair

Hector Torres
Latin Music Chair

Lauren White
Authentic Selves Founder

 

Visionary Council

 

Emmet Cohen
Pianist

Adam Golka
Pianist

Ariadne Greif
Soprano

Jonathan Kreisberg
Guitarist and Composer

Jenny Lin
Pianist
Steinway Artist

Billy Martin
Drummer
Medeski Martin & Wood
Executive Director
Creative Music Studio

Dave Meder
Pianist
Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano
University of North Texas

Elena Mindlina, DMA
International Vocalist and Educator

Marty Morell
Percussionist

Ulysses Owens, Jr.
Drummer, Producer
Faculty, The Juilliard School

Nestor Torres
Latin Grammy-winning flutist

Lucy Woodward
Grammy-Winning Vocalist and Recording Artist

Ambassadors Council

 

Lyman Brodie
Principal Trumpet
Orlando Philharmonic

Steve Goldman
Co-Chair and Founder
National Young Composers Challenge

Woody Igou
Attorney

Linda Kobert
Co-Chair and Representative
Orange County School Board

Keith Lay
Chair of Music Production
Full Sail

Michael McLeod
Writer

Mary Thompson Hunt
Artist