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about stratford summer music

"Stratford Summer Music stages an annual summer music festival of diverse musical experiences for both regional and wider audiences, to celebrate music and to enhance the reputation of the Stratford region as an exceptional home for all the arts."- Stratford Summer Music mission statement

Stratford Summer Music, an annual multi-week music festival that presents 100 events featuring 350+ artists, is set in indoor and outdoor venues throughout downtown Stratford, Ontario. With an artistic vision to produce, to the highest standards possible, an annual program of diverse and exciting musical performances by local, provincial, national and international artists and to provide the widest possible range of musical genres on our stages, Stratford Summer Music exposes audiences to a standard of musical excellence difficult to find outside large urban centres.

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John A. Miller, Artistic Producer

John A. Miller

Photo by BDS Studios

For the past 34 years John Miller has devoted his considerable energies to matters cultural by developing a specialization in Canadian arts and artists and, in particular, a keen knowledge of music by and about Canadians.

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2017 Board of Directors

Honorary Chair:  Lloyd Robertson O.C.,  Anchor Emeritus, CTV News

Chair: Mr. Marcel van Hulle (Stratford/Toronto) - Senior Vice President, Info-Tech Research Group

Vice-Chair: Mr. David Kerr (Stratford/Toronto) - Partner at Deloitte Canada, Toronto

Treasurer:  Mr. John Wright (Stratford) - Chairman, Ontario Electrical Construction Co. Ltd.


Mr. Graham Bunting (Stratford) - City Councillor, City of Stratford

Ms. Mary E. Hofstetter (Stratford) - Arts, Culture, Governance Consultant.  Past President, The Banff Centre

Ms. Betsy Little (London) - CEO Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex

Ms. Jean Anne McLeod (Toronto/Stratford) – Chief Operating Officer, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Ms. Patricia O’Malley (Stratford/ Toronto) - Senior Advisor to the Canadian Accounting Standards Board

Mr. Paul Toner (Toronto/ Stratford) – President, Simeon Canada

Mrs. Nancy Treitz (Stratford) - Retired, Former Teacher and Past President of Children’s Hospital Association, St. Paul, Minnesota