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."

Texas Bach Festival

Festival Staff

Mission Statement

Texas Bach Festival

Advisory Board

Barry Scott Williamson
Artistic Director

Acting Executive Director

Bruce Williams
Orchestra Personnel Manager
Director of Chamber Music


Kathy Clifford Grazinskas

Development Associate


Gil Zilkha
Choir Personnel Manager


Alyssa Floyd

Director of Social Media/Communications


Eddie Jennings

​Livestreaming Technician


Rick Rowley

​pianist

Matthew Lehman
Website Administrator


​​The Texas Bach Festival is actively seeking additional interested and qualified individuals passionate about the music of Johann Sebastian Bach to join its leadership team.  Current needs are executive, development and graphic design. 

If you are interested in becoming an integral part of TBF’s exciting and forward-looking mission and philosophy, or can refer someone, please contact Dr. Williamson directly at barry@texasbachfestival.org.

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

​Georgetown

Joe Loukotka: President

Bruce Williams: Vice President

Marcia Loukotka: Treasurer

Teresia Toloski: Secretary
Barry Scott Williamson

Kathy Clifford Grazinskas
Gil Zilkha
Judith Avent

Paula Bird

Mark Stennett

Bill Boyd

Les Wollam

Marc Meyers