Four members of the Villanova College Music Staff work as to ensure the Festival operates at its potential each year. The management of the Festival is supported in part by Villanova College, and the QCMF is very grateful to Mr Mark Stower (Principal) for the College’s unwavering support.
Mr Michael Jones (QCMF Artistic Director)
Responsibilities: Overall Festival management, coordination and implementation of the Festival’s artistic goals.
*Michael is the Director of Music at Villanova College.
Mrs Sandra Magnus (QCMF Facilitator)
Responsibilities: Festival planning and implementation, scheduling of Festival entries, establishing performance schedules, management of scheduling clashes, etc.
*Sandra is in the Music Office on Mondays, and otherwise works from home. She’s also a past-parent of Villanova College.
Mrs Alison Schrauf (QCMF Administration)
Responsibilities: First point of personal contact in the Music Office, creating the QCMF Program, liaising with adjudicators, all payment and billing, assistance to music directors and conductors with entries, planning, awards, plaques, etc…
*Alison is the Villanova College Music Secretary, and she’s also a past-parent of Villanova College.
Mr Gordon Hughes (QCMF Business Development Manager)
Responsibilities: Fostering and developing relationships with current and prospective business partners, and guiding the development of a sustainable business model for the festival to ensure its longevity.
*Gordon is also the Head of Percussion Studies at Villanova College.
In addition to the staff above, and the more than five hundred volunteers that make QCMF a reality each year, there is a team of about 30 Villanova Parent volunteers who meet monthly in the lead-up to the festival. These dedicated parents brainstorm, problem-solve and plan to make sure each year’s festival is an improvement on the last.
The 2017 QCMF Planning Group is headed up by the following executive officers:
- President – Mrs Stephanie Carlson
- Vice President – Mrs Sharon Williams
- Treasurer – Mrs Wendy Wallis
- Minute Secretary – Mr Ken Hartley