Torrey Chamber Music Festival is a program of the Entrada Institute, a non- profit organization that has worked in Torrey for 20 years. The Entrada Institute is dedicated to preserving the red rock country, the Colorado Plateau, and its heritage through arts and education.
Ada Mae Crouse, Founder of the Torrey Chamber Music Festival, grew up playing chamber music with family and friends, experiencing the joy and closeness that brings. She studied violin at the Juilliard School of Music and chose to combine her love of music with her interest in helping others in her career as a music therapist. She began to dream of creating a place for family and friends to share chamber music in Torrey over 30 years ago, when she first bought her property in Torrey. It is now it her great joy to see how the TCMF is reaching out to the community with concerts and opportunities to work with young students. Ada Mae is a State-Certified and Board-Certified Music Therapist with more than 35 years of experience in clinical music therapy, currently working at the La Europa Academy in Salt Lake City, UT.
Leah Kovach and Koko Dylugerski are the Co-Artistic Directors of the Torrey Chamber Music Festival. In addition to performing together as the Violamore Duo, they both enjoy varied careers as orchestral and chamber musicians. Koko and Leah are based in Denver, where they perform regularly with the Colorado Symphony, Central City Opera, and Opera Colorado Orchestras. They can also be seen with the Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, and Philadelphia Orchestras. Leah and Koko believe passionately in the importance of music education and maintain a private teaching studio in Denver. As Co-Artistic Directors of the Torrey Chamber Music Festival, they are excited to present compelling and inspiring chamber music performances and to offer new educational opportunities to young musicians in Leah's home state of Utah.