The Board of Directors of the Indian River Festival has selected Lindsay Connolly as their new Executive Director.
Connolly is a PEI-born musician and arts administrator who focuses on creating an inclusive environment prioritizing arts sustainability and fostering strong community relationships. A graduate of McGill University and University of Toronto, Connolly completed her Masters of music under a Joseph Armand Bombardier SHHRC scholarship for research into gender and performance.
Outside of her studies, Lindsay has performed with Opera Nova Scotia, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Toronto Creative Music Lab, College Light Opera Company, and has assistant directed at the Segal Centre. Equally comfortable on stage and off, Connolly is a current fellow with the Association for Opera in Canada and has worked as an arts administrator and grant writer with ensembles such as Musique3Femmes, Opera5 and 23DegreeTheatre. She is thrilled to be returning to PEI and joining the Indian River Festival team for what will be a memorable Island-centred season.
“St. Mary’s is one of the most acoustically and visually beautiful venues on the Island with a rich history of sharing experiences through music,” says Connolly. “I hope to help every Islander experience the magic of musical connection that happens at the Indian River Festival.”