Board of Trustees

Officers of the Board

Scott Ray Lawrence, Sioux Falls SD, Chair
Gerald Gaul, Grand Forks ND, Vice Chair 
Claire Givens, Minneapolis, MN, Secretary
Nathan (Nate) Welch, Vermillion, SD, Treasurer
Juliet Everist, Sioux City, IA, Chair, Development Committee
Jason Groves, Rapid City, SD, Chair, Nominating Committee
Albert P. Hegyi, Dakota Dunes, SD, Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Boyd Hopkins, Sioux Falls, SD, Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Cindy Lillibridge, Bonesteel SD, Past Chair
Jo Wohlenberg, Menno, SD, Chair, Finance Committee

Members of the Board

Ford W. Bell, Wayzata, MN
C. Scott Collins, Rochester, MN
Steve Dillon, Woodbridge, NJ
Vincent DiMartino, Danville, KY
George Foreman, Watkinsville, GA
Eric Grossman, New York, NY
Joan Holter, Vermillion, SD
Cynthia Mahood Levin, Palo Alto, CA
Thomas Mace, Niwot, CO
Joe Schmaderer, New York, NY 
Susanne L. Skyrm, Vermillion, SD
Joseph A. Vinatieri, Whittier, CA
John Vonk, Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Wilder, Montreal, Quebec

Ex Officio Members of the Board

Sheila Gestring, President, University of South Dakota
Bruce Kelley, Interim Dean, College of Fine Arts, USD
Steve Brown, President, University of South Dakota Foundation

Trustees Emeritus

James (Jim) W. Abbott, Sioux Falls, SD
Alan G. Bates, West Grove, PA
John P. Mahoney, Tallahassee, FL
Joseph ("Tip") M. McFadden, Houston, TX

Honorary Trustees

Sharon Cutler, Sioux Falls, SD
Andrew Dipper, Minneapolis, MN


The National Music Museum is a partnership between the National Music Museum, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation (responsible for acquisitions, public exhibiting, and programming) and the University of South Dakota (providing staff and facilities for preservation, teaching, and research).

The mission of the National Music Museum is to explore, enjoy, and preserve the world of musical instruments.

Spend a day with music - come check out our special exhibitions, take in a concert, or maybe put one on yourself. At the NMM, music comes to life!

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