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Moving on from Executive Director
Posted September 04, 2017 by Erin Jeter
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Erin Jeter
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September 04, 2017
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Dear MFT Community,

The last year and a half at Musical Family Tree has been a time of great excitement, growth and satisfaction, and I am unbelievably proud of all the MFT community has accomplished. Today,  though, I am writing to let you know I will be resigning my position as Executive Director effective August 27, 2017.

After nearly two years, I move on with a sense of enormous gratitude to all of you who have worked so hard to build Musical Family Tree as a voice for Indiana musicians and a vital forum for the music community. It's been an honor and a privilege. What we have accomplished has created valuable opportunities for local artists and will continue to be a vital support system for our music community.

Looking back over the last year and a half, we've been able to reach that goal and more:

  • MFT opened our first headquarters where we hosted live local music for hundreds of attendees and provided paid gig opportunities to nearly 100 Indiana musicians.
  • We developed our first membership program devoted to connecting the community with local artists and live music opportunities
  • We curated, promoted, and hosted over 40 live music events in 2017 alone.
  • We received over $7,500 in city and state grant funding for our programs supporting Indiana artists.
  • We started our first granting program for local artists.
  • We forged critical partnerships with local businesses and fostered over $40,000 in corporate investment in the local arts community.
  • We provided local artists with critical exposure to new audiences through music journalism, advocacy and promotion.

 

The list can go on . . . But I am firmly convinced that MFT's best days are yet to come.

The board is strong and the staff at Musical Family Tree are outstanding and we will continue to be a cohesive team committed and dedicated to the work we do. Although I am leaving this position, I will become a board member for MFT and will continue to support and be a part of our local music community each and every day. So, this is not good-bye, but merely see you next time in a different capacity.

Thank you for the opportunity and pleasure of working with you all,

Erin

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