Festival of the Sound Welcomes New Executive Director

Artistic Director James Campbell, and the Board of Directors at the Festival of the Sound, are excited to introduce you to Mr. Michael J. Martyn, our new Executive Director.

Michael joins our Festival family with over 30 years of experience gained working with and managing cultural sector organizations. Most recently, Michael was the General Manager at the Orillia Centre for Arts & Culture.

Mr. Martyn’s demonstrated strengths are in bringing people together in support of great art. Michael possesses significant experience in collaborating with Boards, Artistic Directors, artists, audiences, patrons, funding agencies and all levels of governments.

Michael holds a B.A. in English Literature from Trent University and a M.B.A./Diploma in Arts Media Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

“The Festival of the Sound is eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new Executive Director. Michael Martyn comes to us with vast experience and impeccable credentials that will ensure our Festival continues to thrive, especially in these uncertain times” – Artistic Director, James Campbell.

Festival Board President Donald Sanderson had this to say: “Our entire Board is very much looking forward to benefiting from Mr. Martyn’s leadership and support. Having recently refreshed our Strategic Plan, Michael will be instrumental in ensuring that the Festival of the Sound continues to provide a place where world class musicians may be inspired by the beauty of Georgian Bay to create truly beautiful music and listening experiences.”

Mr. Martyn begins his engagement effective 08 March 2021, after which time he may be contacted at martynm@festivalofthesound.ca or (866) 364-0061.

Please forward inquiries to Donald Sanderson, President, Festival of the Sound, admin@festivalofthesound.ca, or (866) 364-0061