ABOUT

The Hattiesburg Concert Association is a leading presenter and advocate of music, arts, and culture in the state of Mississippi.  We are committed to presenting outstanding events that entertain, engage, educate, and enrich community members, students, and tourists of all ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic levels. Our projects and programs improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors to South Mississippi, effect positive social and economic development, and contribute to Mississippi’s creative economy. We have served the region since 1996 and are steadfast in our commitment to strengthen the arts community.   

 

HCA is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency,

and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

The Hattiesburg Concert Association is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

Gifts are tax deductible less the market value of any goods or services you receive as part of your donation.

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Executive Board

Amanda Powell, Chairwoman of the Board

David Ott, Immediate Past Chair

Kim Howell. Vice-Chairwoman of the Board

Dr. Connie Roberts, Secretary

Carolyn McLarnan, Treasurer

Dr. Eddie Holloway

Yolanda Morris

Randy Swan

 

FestivalSouth Staff

CO- ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Dr. Jay Dean

Dr. Mike Lopinto

 

FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HCA

Dr. Jay Dean

 

HCA SPONSORS / DONOR RELATIONS /

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Rachel Ciraldo

 

FESTIVALCOORDINATORS

FestivalHeadliners

Dr. Jay Dean

Dr. Mike Lopinto

 

FestivalMusic

Dr. Theresa Sanchez

 

Jorge Gonzalez

FestivalSouth Orchestral Academy

 

FestivalSouth Youth Programs

Jennifer  Timidaiski

Artie Events for Families

 

Ellen Hunter Ruffin

Artie Reads

Elisha Dailey

Artie Event Assistant

Dr. Jennifer Bruton

FestivalSouth Youth Ambassadors

TBA

FestvialZ Events for Teens

FestivalFavorites

Angela Davis-Morris, Festival5K

Sid Gonsoulin, FestivalGolf Classic

Randy Swan, FestivalSpeaks

Hardy Boyz - Drew Wooton and Jamie Arrington, FestivalLate Night

Signature Magazine, Best of the Pine Belt Events

 

FestivalDance

Cydney McGee

 

Festival Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tegi Jenkins-Rimmer

Michaela Andrews, Intern

Festival Outreach

Kristina Finch

FestivalLogistics

Harlan Mapp, Production Manager and Event Host

David Walker, Front-of-House manager

O'Neil Jones, event assistant

 

Festival PR/Marketing

Dr. Mike Lopinto, Coordinator

Brett Barnes, Social Media/Photographer

Hanif Lawrence, Electronic Media Assistant

Brittany Hawkins, Electronic Media Assistant

Joshua Wilson, Advertising Coordinator

Ana Ruth Cortes, Videographer

Marc Rivet, Live Stream Coordinator

TBA, Sound Assistant

FestivalFinancial

Carolyn McLarnan

 

FestivalTicketing

Ivonne Kawas, Coordinator

TBA, Concierge

FestivalFamily

Elizabeth Dickson Schwartz, Volunteer Coordinator

Event Support Staff

Youth Ambassadors

HCA Staff

Dr. Jay Dean – HCA Executive Director, FestivalSouth Founding and Co-Artistic Director

Rachel Ciraldo- HCA Office Manager and Development Coordinator

Dr. Mike Lopinto HCA - FestivalSouth Co-Artistic Director, HCA Graphic Designer

Joseph Wilkinson- Meistersingers Artistic Director

Meistersinger Officers

Connie Roberts,President

Kim Howell, VP for Membership

Robin Roberts, VP for Development

Althea Jerome, Secretary

Carolyn McLarnan, Treasurer