In this extraordinary time, all of us are making unprecedented sacrifices to ensure the safety of our families and our communities. For 56 years the Red Lodge Music Festival’s first priority always has been the health and safety of our students, our world-class faculty, and the Red Lodge community. With that priority uppermost in their minds, the Board of Directors met in February and decided once again that we must cancel the 2021 festival.
Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Music is our shared passion, and we encourage everyone to listen to the music that brings you joy. Listen to Performance Today on American Public Media for Red Lodge Music Festival faculty performances; tune in or stream Yellowstone Public Radio broadcasts of festival performances; and check out Yo-Yo Ma’s #SongsOfComfort on Twitter! Above all, wash your hands, be safe, and play music! You can also view performances from the 2019 festival here:
Red Lodge Music Festival
Music in the Mountains!
RLMF's Mission: We inspire in our students a love of classical and jazz music, enhance their performance skills and enrich Montana with professional ensemble concerts. The festival occurs in early June, inviting professional musicians and teachers from all over the US and Canada to work with our students and perform in five faculty concerts. Portions of these concerts can often be heard on
American Public Media's Performance Today.
In this difficult year, we are also saddened at the passing of long-time faculty member Sandy Mauchley.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sandra Mauchley (Moscow, Idaho), born in Spokane, Washington, who passed away on May 17, 2020, at the age of 80, leaving to mourn family and friends. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Sandra Mauchley to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Sandra Mauchley.
She was loved and cherished by many people including : her parents, Alvan Backman and Edith Backman; her former husband Richard Hahn; her husband Jay Mauchley; her children, Laurel Zimmer (Fred) of Seattle, WA, Debbi Hahn (Kent Nelson) of Coeur and David Mauchley (Sara Mazzoni) of Seattle, WA.; and her grandchildren, Karina, Jordan, Andrew, Matthew, Gabriel and Alexander of Seattle, WA. She was also cherished by three siblings.
A graveside service was held on Wednesday, May 27th 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Moscow Cemetery (1650 Troy Rd, Moscow, ID 83843).
Our family asks that charitable contributions be made to the University Of Idaho School Of Music Piano Scholarship Endowment; the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre; or the U of I Pritchard Art Gallery in Moscow, ID.
RLMF is also working with Jay Mauchley to establish a legacy tribute in memory of Sandy. More information to follow.