Riley Resigns As Executive Director Of Garth Newel Music Center

Warm Springs, Va – Garth Newel Music Center has announced that Dick Riley has submitted his resignation as Executive Director effective Friday July 15. Riley and his wife Susan will return to Vermont where they will focus on their music-making and artistic careers.

While serving as Executive Director, Riley has welcomed a resident pianist to the piano quartet, overseen work to improve the Manor House, and supported the Allegheny Mountain String Project.

The Board of Directors of Garth Newel Music Center will meet on Saturday July 16 to plan for the transition and to discuss the search for a new administrator.

Information about Garth Newel Music Center including programs, performances and menus can be viewed online at

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