Texas Bach Festival

Board of Directors

The mission of the Texas Bach Festival (TBF) is to champion and advance the great and timeless music of Johann Sebastian Bach and subsequent composers inspired by him in the Georgetown and greater Central Texas areas; and, by means of large- and small-scale performance, music education and outreach/collaborative events, to prolifically engage, inform and enrich citizens of all ages and the surrounding Arts community.

Bach’s sacred and secular compositions have been exponentially beloved worldwide by audiences and musicians for more than 300 years; it will be the ongoing privilege of TBF to passionately enrich the Georgetown / Austin / Central Texas cultural landscape with innovative programs and projects dedicated to "Bringing Bach to Life."

German composer Johann Sebastian Bach "set the table" for all subsequent composers, particularly through his work with harmony/temperament and styles of composition.  Maestro Williams goes on, "Every prominent composer from the 18th-21st centuries is strongly influenced by Bach in these respects. As such, TBF honors and features a growing number of composers who followed Bach, and we all benefit by the study and performance of their works. This process is one way that TBF 'Brings Bach Alive' for the audiences of today."

​​The Texas Bach Festival is actively seeking interested and qualified individuals passionate about the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to join its leadership team.  

If you are interested in becoming an integral part of TBF’s exciting and innovative mission and performance/ educational activities, or can refer someone, please contact Dr. Williamson directly at barry@texasbachfestival.org.

Texas Bach Festival

Festival Staff

Mission Statement

Texas Bach Festival

Advisory Board

Barry Scott Williamson
Artistic Director

Executive Director

Bruce Williams
Director of Chamber Music

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Gil Zilkha
Choir Personnel Manager

Kathleen Clifford Grazinskas
Georgetown Advertising Associate

Janet Balke
Community Outreach Consultant

Alyssa Floyd

Director of Social Media/Communications

Matthew Lehman
Website Administrator

Eddie Jennings

​Livestreaming Technician

​Choir Accompanist

Peter Bay

Artistic Director, Austin Symphony Orchestra

Artistic Director, Hot Springs Music Festival

Ian Davidson

Regents' Professor, Texas State University

Principal Oboe, Austin Opera Orchestra

English Horn and Associate Principal Oboe, Austin Symphony Orchestra

Marion LaMantia

​Real Estate Consultant, Magnolia Realty, Georgetown

Dwight Edman


Steve Farnham

Doug Rensi

Marcia Loukotka
Barry Scott Williamson

Kathleen Clifford Grazinskas
Janet Balke

Beth Durbin

Judith Avent

Les Wollam

Mark Stennett

Bill Boyd