Staff & Officers

Rick Ivey, Executive & Artistic Director
Joan Sowell, Director of Administration
Linda Tarver, President
Janice Faircloth, Artistic Director Emeritus

Dr. Annie Laurie McElroy, VP Education
Ginny LeGette, VP Box Office
Laura Pike, VP Marketing
Dr. Karl Barton, VP Production
Dr. Melissa McMillan, VP Hospitality

Adam Carvin, Secretary
Rita Amisson, Treasurer
Charlotte Arnold, Peggy Brady, Pamela Tucker, At Large

To reach a TEF officer, please call the office at 229-226-7404 or email

Board of Trustees:
Nathaniel Abrams, Jr.
Rita Amisson
Charlotte Arnold
Dr. Karl Barton
Peggy Brady
Adam Carvin
Katie Chastain
Barbara Clinebell
Copper Comita
Dr. Janice Conner-Ross
Jay Flowers
Eugenia Harris
Mark Hey
Melanee Hill
Ann Larson
Ginny LeGette
Dr. Annie Laurie McElroy
Dr. Melissa McMillan
Mary Jane McNeill
Janet Noyes
Pat Pankey
Laura Pike
Shelba Sellers
Julie Spence
Linda Tarver
Claire Timm
Pamela Tucker
Linda Wann
Mercer Watt
Angela “Roonie” Willers
Dr. Robin Wise

General Information

We ask that you turn off cellular phones and all other electronic devices before performances begin. Artists' contracts strictly prohibit the unauthorized use of cameras and recording equipment of any type.

TEF Office Hours and Contact Information:

Monday - Thursday, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
229-226-7404 | click to email

Box Office and Prepaid Ticket Desk

The box office and prepaid ticket desk, located in the auditorium lobby, open one hour before each performance. Click here to purchase tickets online

Release of Seats

If you are unable to attend a concert for which you have tickets, please call or email the TEF office to release your seats and enable people on our waiting list to purchase tickets for sold-out performances. TEF mails acknowledgements to ticket holders who release their seats at least 48 hours in advance.

Drinks & Bites

Join us for something new! Due to the Center’s reorganization of gallery space, TEF’s traditional pre-concert buffets cannot take place this season. Instead, we introduce Drinks & Bites, a moveable feast of delicious savory and sweet hors d’oeuvres, wine, mixed drinks and coffee served before concerts in the Thomasville Center for the Arts. Mingle with friends and view the Center’s art exhibits as you enjoy an ample selection of hearty and satisfying appetizers, sliders and desserts. Offered exclusively to season subscribers, your invitation will arrive in plenty of time to make reservations for these flavorful occasions.

Concert Venue

click here for interactive map and directions
Thomasville Center for the Arts: 600 East Washington Street, Thomasville, Georgia.

Handicap Accommodation

Free, off-street parking with handicap access is available in the Washington Street parking lot. To arrange for assistance, please contact the TEF office.