Board of Trustees

Officers of the Board

Scott Ray Lawrence, Sioux Falls SD, Chair
Gerald Gaul, Grand Forks ND, Vice Chair; and Chair, Collections Committee
Claire Givens, Minneapolis, MN, Secretary; and Chair, Nominating Committee
Nathan (Nate) Welch, Vermillion, SD, Treasurer
Juliet Everist, Sioux City, IA, Chair, Development 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, Yankton, SD, Chair, Finance Committee

Members of the Board

Bruce Babbitt, Deleware, OH

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

Betsy Groves, Rapid City, SD
Joan Holter, Vermillion, SD
Cynthia Mahood Levin, Palo Alto, CA
Thomas Mace, Niwot, CO
Joe Schmaderer, New York, NY 
Susanne L. Skyrm, Vermillion, SD

James Smith, Wayzata, MN
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, Dean, College of Fine Arts, USD
Steve Brown, President, University of South Dakota Foundation

Dwight Vaught, Director, National Music Museum

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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NOTE: Our Permanent Exhibitions are currently closed for construction and reinstallation.