Production Manager : JP Concerts
Founder & Artistic Director : Open Theatre Project
Dustin has been directing, teaching and producing professionally for the last 10 years, he holds a BA in Drama with a Minor in Music from Ithaca College. As the Producing Artistic Director of Open Theatre Project, Dustin is able to utilize the wide network of community OTP has built over the past 5 years to bring new energy to JP Concerts and the amazing artists this series has supported for 8 amazing seasons.
When he’s not directing, producing, or organizing the amazing people of OTP, Dustin manages dune Jewelry as Operations Director & Marketing Coordinator. His keen eye for aesthetic and structure is constantly at work and he hopes to see OTP achieve more and more success as it continues to grow.
Executive Director Emeritus
Ken Brooks helped develop the JP Concert Series from an idea to a full-fledged program early in his career as Minister of Music at St. John's. He generously lent his artistic insight, coordinated with the performers, assisted with publicity, and ensured that the programs for the JP Concerts Series were of the highest caliber. He worked with great diligence and enthusiasm to create a welcoming and accessible atmosphere for the concerts.
Originally from Bolivar, Tennessee, Ken grew up Southern Baptist, and the gospel music of his youth is in his soul and adds color and life to the musical offerings at St. John's. He earned BAs from Lambuth University, now the Lambuth campus of the University of Memphis, and Middle Tennessee State University, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Artistic Director Emeritus
Peter Terry, freelance singer and writer, and JP resident, worked closely with Ken Brooks to develop JP Concerts from an idea to a full-fledged program. Peter was born in Indiana and has lived on both coasts, in France and Israel. His performing career, as a vocal soloist, has taken him to England and Iceland, India and Israel, as well as across the USA. Peter was instrumental in the success of JP Concerts, but has moved on to produce in other venues. We appreciate his energy and vision, and we look forward to inviting him back to perform when he can.
Communications Director Emeritus
Linda joined the leadership team of JP Concerts in its second season, bringing her experience in social media to the publicity and outreach efforts of the series. Linda is a pianist, composer, and music blogger, writing online as Miss Music Nerd
. She served as Minister of Music at St. John's for two years, 2010-2012.
Linda holds a B.A. in music from U.C. Berkeley, an M.A. in music composition from New York University, and is currently in the final stages of a Ph.D. in composition from U.C. San Diego.
She was born in St. Louis, and grew up in Northern California’s Napa Valley. A fervent city girl at heart, she realized her dream of moving to the mythical realm that she always considered her spiritual home — New York City — in her carefree post-college days. Alas, the rents were too high and the apartments too small and run-down to sustain this dream life over the long term. But she still subscribes to the New York Times Sunday edition. She lives with her physician/poet husband, Brian, and a feline bodhisattva named Piccolo.
Linda and Brian moved to Pittsburgh for Brian to pursue a fellowship in palliative care, but she remained a valued friend and consultant of JP Concerts.
Tiny Dancer, 1999-2013
Tiny Dancer was the official JP Concerts music mascot. He greeted people, provided cuddly comfort, and enjoyed being held by adoring fans. Tiny went to the Rainbow Bridge on July 24, 2013.