Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Sommer Fanney

Studio headshot of Sommer Fanney against slate background

SOMMER FANNEY (she/her) has worked as Eastern Music Festival’s Project Specialist since 2021, supporting key program initiatives for the Festival including alumni relations and programming, EMF’s String Leadership program and student development opportunities, and other ancillary projects and events both during the summer season and the year. Sommer was first introduced to EMF in 2017 through a seasonal position as Media and Communications Associate and returned the following summer to act as administrative liaison for the Classical Guitar Summit in 2018.

Sommer is a North Carolina local and received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Media Studies from Guilford College. While at Guilford, Sommer developed a joy and appreciation for music through the college’s music department and during her summer work with EMF. Prior to returning to EMF, Sommer worked in events, operations and program management for several regional organizations including the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (Raleigh-Durham), the NC Folk Festival, and Action Greensboro. Sommer has many interests, which currently include improving her gardening skills and participating in a variety of outdoor sports.


Photo Credit: Jonathan Collin Greene