Volunteer your time


Join us and give the gift of your time!

The Sustaining Committee meets regularly from June through August, with a special Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in September. Members are the first to hear about the plans for the next exciting season.

Individual: $25
Family: $35
Supporting Membership: $50

Call (920) 854-4060

Leave a legacy


The Legacy Society is dedicated to the future of the Peninsula Music Festival through gifts from wills and trusts named for Thor Johnson, the Festival’s founding conductor and the first donor to the Endowment Fund.

Membership is available to anyone who informs us that they have included the Festival in their will or have made it a beneficiary of any other deferred gift.

Your Legacy Gift invested in the endowment fund (and the interest accrued) at Congress Wealth Management will only be used to continue the rich programming presented every season.

Call (920) 854-4060

One time Gift


You may give one-time (or more) financial donations to The Peninsula Music Festival.


  • In Memoriam
  • For piano maintenance and improvements
  • The Annual Campaign
  • The Karen Smuda Emerging Conductor Program
  • The Thor Johnson Endowment Trust

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Learn more about the committee and volunteer opportunities!

The Peninsula Music Festival Sustaining Committee (PMFSC), a volunteer arm of the Festival, operates as an adjunct organization to the Peninsula Music Festival, Inc. Its sole purpose is to volunteer and financially support the Festival, Orchestra, Staff, and Membership.


President – Linda Weisensel
1st Vice President – Lisa Harper
2nd Vice President – Cynthia Crock
Treasurer – Pat Hickey
Secretary – Challoner Morse Brown

Important activities include…

  • Hosting the post-concert reception on the opening night of the Symphony Series for sponsors, guest artists, festival orchestra members, subscribers, and sustaining committee members.
  • Transporting guest artists to and from Green Bay International Airport, rehearsals, and concert appearances.
  • Providing rehearsal break food for the orchestra and their families on concert days.
  • Acting as rehearsal monitors to ensure there are no interruptions.
  • Providing ushers and parking attendants for the annual Symphony Series.
  • Providing food for the orchestra and other attendees at the annual potluck picnic.
  • Assisting Festival administration with mailings and other office projects.
  • Meeting with new friends, including members of the Festival Orchestra and other volunteers.
  • Having fun together while supporting the preeminent classical music festival in Door County!

JOIN US! Call (920) 854-4060

Would you like to volunteer as an usher or parking attendant for the 2024 Symphony Series?
Please contact us to learn more.


Current Memberships & Memorials

Society Membership:
Tony & Pricilla Beadell
Roger Bergen &
Sharon Grutzmacher
Marjorie Binder*
John & Norma Bramsen
John S. Browning*
Jim & Sue Buck
Ken & Barbara Byler*
Richard & Kit Conner
Peter & Beverly Ann Conroy
Andy Cook
Frank Dayton
Katherine Deutsch
Virginia T. Eades
Spencer* & Barbara Gould
Marjorie S. Grutzmacher
Harald ‘Hal’ Halvorsen

Mary Harrington
George & Sue Raye Hughes
Carl S. & Judith A. Jackson
John & Midge Krell*
Irene Daniell Kress*
Marcia Larsen*
Charlotte Lukes
Jerome* & June Maeder
Robbie Magni
Marion Marcellus*
Gretchen Maring*
Mary E. McAghon*
Marilyn McDonald
Bruce McKeefry
William & Diane Miller
Armella Norton
Larry Parent
John Pellegrino

Mike & Jeanne* Schmitz
Jerry & Karen* Smuda
Tim & Sue Stone
Mrs. Ernest Straubel*
Thomas H. Sutter &
Janet A. Bond Sutter
Lee Traven*
Thomas N. Turriff
Ashton & June Waller
Toby Wilson
George W. Verheyden*
RADM Philip Whitacre
Sarah Wright

Orren J. ‘Brad’ Bradley
Don Brink
John S. Browning
Ken & Barbara Byler
Ginka Cohn
Don Diekman
Peg Egan
Genevieve ‘Gen’ Follingstad
Angela & Allen Frater
Lorry Goode
Spencer Gould
Richard Harrington
Sharon Holmes
Marion Johns
Ruth Jones
Ted Kubicz
Marcia Larsen
Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Larson
Roy Lukes
John & Gretchen Maring
John & Margaret Nelson
Andrew Nocker
George Norton
Jon Peterson
Lucille Pohl
Jim Sherwood
Karen Smuda
Judith Ross Stevenson
Beatrice ‘Petie’ Wilson
Shyla Wollman
Alice Spooner
Virginia Terhune
Jerome ‘Jerry’ Viste
Toby Wilson

* Deceased

Giving “Your Way”

A tax receipt will be emailed to you.

In Recognition or Memoriam

Give a special gift to the Peninsula Music Festival in fond recognition or loving memory of a friend or loved one.

Piano Maintenance & Improvements 

Help support the maintenance and improvement efforts necessary for the Festival’s Steinway Concert Grand Piano, a cherished find with the help of world-renowned pianist and lifelong friend of the Festival – John Browning.

The Annual Campaign 

Help support the operating costs of the Peninsula Music Festival and assist with keeping ticket prices affordable.

The Karen Smuda Emerging Conductor Program

Help support the Peninsula Music Festival’s Emerging Conductor Program.

The Thor Johnson Endowment Trust

The Thor Johnson Endowment Trust was established to ensure the financial and artistic future of the Peninsula Music Festival. Started with a gift from the estate of founding conductor Thor Johnson, the Trust is now around 7 million dollars and invested by our partners at Congress Wealth Management in Boston, MA.

Call (920) 854-4060  to learn more about how you can give to the Peninsula Music Festival.