May 29, 2020
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Bowdoin Festival names Rudy development officer

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BRUNSWICK, Maine – Kippy Rudy, a Bath resident who has had a long, successful career in arts management and fundraising in southern Maine, is the Bowdoin International Music Festival’s new development officer.

“We are thrilled that Kippy has agreed to use her many talents to help the Festival continue the growth and success it has enjoyed in recent years,” commented Executive Director Peter Simmons. “She has a wide range of experience in Maine that will serve the Festival, the midcoast community, and the future of classical music very well.”

Rudy most recently was the executive director of Portland’s One Longfellow Square. For seven years prior to that, she was the executive director of VSA Maine, which had its headquarters in Brunswick. She also has worked in a variety of managerial, marketing, and fundraising positions at Portland Stage Company, Portland Museum of Art, and PORT Opera.

Rudy will lead fundraising efforts for the Bowdoin International Music Festival, a classical training and concert program presenting more than 80 concerts and serving more than 250 advanced students from around the world each summer on the Bowdoin College campus.

The Bowdoin International Music Festival was founded in 1964 by Lewis Kaplan and the late Robert K. Beckwith of Bowdoin College. The Festival’s mission is to provide gifted young musicians from around the world with an opportunity to study chamber music with world-class artists, and to provide audiences with classical music performed to the highest artistic standards. Now in its fifth decade, the festival has established itself as a vital force throughout the music world. Visit the festival on the web at